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Property Taxes Increased the Most in San Jose, Kingston, Santa Cruz, Ithaca and Austin, according to ValuePenguin.com Study

NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ValuePenguin.com today released a new report on where homeowners have seen the sharpest increase in their property taxes. From 2007 to 2017 American homeowners have experienced an average increase of $481 in property taxes paid, and there were 22 metro areas in which the median homeowner paid at least $1,000 more in property taxes in 2017 than in 2007. Interestingly, the metros with the steepest increase in property taxes were not necessarily areas with a sharp increase in median home value.

ValuePenguin analysts compared median real estate taxes paid and home values across the 283 largest metros to determine the places where property taxes have increased the most over the past decade.

Key findings

  • Homeowners in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California; Kingston, New York; Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California; Ithaca, New York and Austin-Round Rock, TX saw the largest dollar value increase in property taxes, with the median homeowner paying over $1400 more in taxes over the past decade.
  • Northeast homeowners, and particularly those in Connecticut, faced some of the largest increases in their effective property tax rate. Across the top 10 metros, there was 0.61 percent increase in the effective property tax rate over the past decade. Residents of Kingston, New York faced the largest increase of 0.82 percent, which led to a $1,573 increase in median real estate taxes per year for homeowners.
  • Rochester, New York has the highest effective tax rate in the country, at 2.95 percent — the median homeowner here pays $4,259 on real estate taxes. Residents of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut metro area pay the highest property taxes in absolute terms at $7,436 in 2017.
  • On the other end of the spectrum, ValuePenguin observed a decrease in median property taxes paid in 13 metros. Kokomo, Indiana; Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida; Port. St. Lucie, Florida; Gainesville, Florida and Muncie, Indiana all saw the largest decrease in property taxes for median homeowner, decreasing by over one hundred dollars.

ValuePenguin calculated the effective tax rate in each metropolitan area by comparing a region's median real estate taxes paid and home value. Analysts only used data for owner-occupied houses, and contrasted figures from 2007 and 2017, the most recent year for which data is currently available. Metros were excluded from the analysis if data were missing for one or both years surveyed.

To view the full report, visit: https://www.valuepenguin.com/where-homeowner-property-taxes-increased-most.

50 Cities With the Largest Increase in Property Taxes Paid

Metro Area

Change in Effective Tax Rate

Change in Median Home Value

How Much More is the Median Homeowner Paying?

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

0.15%

$203,300

$2,625

Kingston, NY

0.82%

-$21,200

$1,573

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

0.19%

$18,200

$1,540

Ithaca, NY

0.23%

$45,700

$1,487

Austin-Round Rock, TX

-0.25%

$106,100

$1,475

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

0.55%

-$73,100

$1,474

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

0.61%

-$7,400

$1,402

Iowa City, IA

0.31%

$54,800

$1,381

Midland, TX

0.05%

$85,700

$1,354

New Haven-Milford, CT

0.77%

-$36,800

$1,308

Corvallis, OR

0.08%

$102,900

$1,297

Manchester-Nashua, NH

0.49%

-$5,000

$1,293

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

0.40%

$35,600

$1,269

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.31%

$31,800

$1,233

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

0.42%

$10,600

$1,185

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

0.24%

$33,600

$1,166

Norwich-New London, CT

0.64%

-$34,200

$1,111

Lebanon, PA

0.43%

$25,800

$1,057

Ocean City, NJ

0.50%

-$42,400

$1,054

Elmira, NY

0.30%

$31,000

$1,053

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

0.12%

$60,700

$1,042

Springfield, MA

0.36%

$13,400

$1,000

Pittsfield, MA

0.41%

$13,600

$998

Dubuque, IA

0.35%

$36,100

$996

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.48%

-$2,000

$992

San Angelo, TX

0.18%

$54,300

$973

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.42%

$24,100

$967

Lancaster, PA

0.31%

$24,000

$962

Napa, CA

0.16%

-$14,900

$962

Binghamton, NY

0.55%

$14,900

$957

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

0.20%

-$48,800

$948

Ames, IA

0.17%

$43,800

$921

Rochester, NY

0.21%

$22,400

$917

Salinas, CA

0.29%

-$141,500

$914

Syracuse, NY

0.15%

$27,500

$896

Odessa, TX

-0.10%

$79,200

$893

Bellingham, WA

0.16%

$50,000

$892

Peoria, IL

0.41%

$15,900

$849

York-Hanover, PA

0.38%

$9,900

$843

Madison, WI

0.15%

$26,200

$829

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

0.25%

-$33,900

$829

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.23%

$24,700

$826

Victoria, TX

0.14%

$45,200

$826

Missoula, MT

0.07%

$69,500

$824

Utica-Rome, NY

0.30%

$20,900

$815

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

0.29%

-$67,800

$813

Boulder, CO

-0.02%

$162,400

$806

Corpus Christi, TX

0.14%

$36,400

$800

Medford, OR

0.29%

-$10,200

$786

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

0.37%

$17,400

$778

 

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