Average American Property Tax

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Real Estate Agent with KW Elite

Lancaster county

Nobody actually enjoys paying property taxes. Even after you've paid off your home you still have that yearly bill to pay. Some locations in the country are probably paying way more than you are though, unless you are in the suburbs of Manhattan or Northern New Jersey.  The Tax Policy Center has analyzed data from the American Community Survey and deemed these areas as those with the highest tax in the country. The article said this:

"Across the United States as a whole, between 2007 and 2011, 60% of counties reported average property tax burdens of between $500 and $1,500 a year.

That might cover one month's tax burden for many homeowners in one of the three most expensive counties: Westchester County, N.Y. ($9,647 a year); Nassau County, N.Y., ($9,080) and Bergen County, N.J. ($8,893)."

So how does your county stack up? Click here for the interactive map. Lancaster county was listed with an average property tax of $2,737; this is higher than the national average, but then again we think Lancaster is an above average place to live ;)

Read the full article on CNN here

 

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Michael J. Perry

KELLER WILLIAMS Elite

www.lancaster4sale.com  

 

1280 Plaza Blvd. , Lancaster, PA 17601

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Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
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Count me in to the average of under $2400. I can assure you I pay a lot more, I'm not complaining about what I pay locally, but my Federal taxes are totally out of hand.

Make it a great weekend!

Dec 14, 2013 05:03 AM #1
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Mary Yonkers
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Michael, doesn't surprise me that NY & NJ have such high taxes.  We are right on average, but guess that isn't so bad as we have six acres.

Dec 18, 2013 09:42 AM #2
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Michael J. Perry
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Our population has been growing for 35+ years and a number of our schools are stuffed in need of expansion, sending our school taxes higher and higher !

Dec 18, 2013 10:43 AM #3
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