Where does Virginia rank on lists of states with highest, lowest property taxes?

tax-newThe average American household spends $2,089 on real estate property taxes each year, and residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes shell out another $423. Roughly $15 billion worth of homes are also foreclosed upon as a result of property tax delinquencies each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

With that in mind, the personal finance website WalletHub today released a report on the States with the Highest & Lowest Property Taxes in 2015, which compares home and vehicle taxes across the country and features insights from a panel of leading experts. A few highlights can be found below.

Highest Real Estate TaxesHighest Vehicle Property Taxes
43Vermont ($2,934)43South Carolina ($416)
44Michigan ($3,168)44Massachusetts ($517)
45Nebraska ($3,228)45Maine ($551)
46Connecticut ($3,301)46Missouri ($595)
47Texas ($3,327)47Connecticut ($630)
48Wisconsin ($3,398)48Mississippi ($743)
49New Hampshire ($3,649)49Kansas ($905)
50Illinois ($3,939)50Virginia ($962)
51New Jersey ($3,971)51Rhode Island ($1,133)

Key Stats

  • Real estate taxes are 8-times higher in New Jersey than in Hawaii.
  • 27 states levy some sort of vehicle property tax. Such taxes are 13-times higher in Rhode Island than in Montana.
  • Real estate property taxes in the average Blue State ($2,250) are 39% higher than those in the average Red State ($1,613).

For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit:

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