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Monday, September 29, 2008

Property Taxes by State and by County

The Tax Foundation has a new analysis of property taxes by state and by county.

The state data shows that Pennsylvania ranks 15th in median property taxes ($2,159), 10th when calculated as a percentage of home value (1.39%), and 13th as a percentage of income (3.63%).

As for county data, Chester County has the highest average property taxes ($4,086) in PA, ranking 50th in the US.  Allegheny County has the highest effective rate, taxing 2.2% of home value (ranking 20th among all US counties)

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