A County by County Analysis of Property Taxes in Pennsylvania

Introduction

The following Data was collected from http://www.tax-rates.org/.   Because this information is based on median income which varies from county to county and can vary even more within each county you could be paying far more than the averages presented here.  If you and your family fall below the median average, your personal data will reflect a higher percentage of your income going to pay the Property Tax.  It should also be noted that millage rates within each county can vary greatly as well.  A higher millage rate with  lower than median income levels will drastically change your personal statistics.

Using the data presented here the percentage of the property’s assessed fair market value varies from 1.02% to 2.22%

Ranking among Counties compared to the national median property tax ranges from 59th highest to 1744th highest of all the 3143 counties in the United States.  Of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties 43 counties fall in the highest 20% in the nation.

Percentage of yearly income varies from 5.52% of their yearly income to 1.99% of their yearly income.

Factoring in the millage rate variable demonstrates how much worse this data actually is for many families.  Taking Lebanon County as an example the median household income is $56,173 according to census data for the county.   The City of Lebanon, however, has a medium household income of $35,313 or $20,860 less than the county average.  Millage rates in the county range from 15.0134 to 24.7435.  The highest rates are applied to the city which has the lowest household income.  The data set from tax-rates.org  shows Lebanon county residents paying 1.27% of property’s assessed fair market value and yet everyone within the city limits is actually paying 2.47%, or almost double the county average even though their average household income is $20,860 less than the county average.  Those variables will greatly change the percentage of your individual yearly income that goes to pay the property tax.

The data set has been compiled to allow you to compare how your county compares to when it comes to property taxation.  Because it uses averages, it does not show the actual impact or the true regressive nature of the property tax.

As bad as this data set is, it’s actually much worse for many individuals and families.

To assess your individual rates within your county you will have to factor in your household income compared to the county average and then explore your county’s millage rates to see where you stand.

Remember as you read this data, your PIT, EIT and Sales Tax applies only to new earnings and new purchases.  The Property Tax is a tax you pay annually and will be applied to that property as long as it exists, not just on new value added to the home and property but on an assumed worth of the property annually.  In down markets, your Property Taxes are not adjusted to reflect declining home prices.

The Property Tax is based on a flawed system that an assumes worth of property through an even more flawed assessment system.  According to http://www.tax-rates.org statistics show that about 25% of homes in America are unfairly overassessed, and pay an average of $1,346 too much in property taxes every year.  County-wide reassessments demonstrate this to be true as appeals follow county-wide assessments where the overwhelming majorities of those appeals are successful.

Other factors come in to play here like the common-level ratio which, because it is also based on averages, makes the problem worse rather than uniformly applying the tax.  None of this is based on actual ability to pay but all framed around an assumed worth that often inaccurately reflects the actual worth of the home.

An average of 2/3 of the cost of local property taxation is the School Property Tax.  The majority of those cost drivers are through unfunded mandates coming down from the state level and out of the control of the local school district.    You may pay that tax at the local level but the reasons for the cost originates with the state.

County by County

(Listed Alphabetically)

Adams County: Adams County collects, on average, 1.07% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Adams County is ranked 387th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Adams County residents amounts to about 3.33% of their yearly income. Adams County is ranked 444th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Allegheny County:  Allegheny County collects, on average, 2.22% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Allegheny County is ranked 259th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Allegheny County residents amounts to about 4.09% of their yearly income. Allegheny County is ranked 209th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Armstrong County:  Armstrong County collects, on average, 1.87% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Armstrong County in the United States, and is ranked 657th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Armstrong County residents amounts to about 3.35% of their yearly income. Armstrong County is ranked 434th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Beaver County:  Beaver County collects, on average, 1.7% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Beaver County is ranked 503rd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes. The average yearly property tax paid by Beaver County residents amounts to about 3.49% of their yearly income. Beaver County is ranked 375th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Bedford County:  Bedford County collects, on average, 1.03% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Bedford County is ranked 1223rd of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Bedford County residents amounts to about 2.56% of their yearly income. Bedford County is ranked 916th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Berks County:  Berks County collects, on average, 1.77% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Berks County is ranked 154th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Berks County residents amounts to about 4.66% of their yearly income. Berks County is ranked 112th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Blair County:  Blair County collects, on average, 1.05% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Blair County is ranked 1445th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Blair County residents amounts to about 1.99% of their yearly income. Blair County is ranked 1441st of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Bradford County: Bradford County collects, on average, 1.45% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Bradford County is ranked 817th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Bradford County residents amounts to about 3.06% of their yearly income. Bradford County is ranked 565th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Bucks County:  Bucks County collects, on average, 1.27% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Bucks County is ranked 63rd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Bucks County residents amounts to about 4.68% of their yearly income. Bucks County is ranked 109th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Butler County:  Butler County collects, on average, 1.28% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Butler County is ranked 432nd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Butler County residents amounts to about 3.03% of their yearly income. Butler County is ranked 580th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Cambria County: Cambria County collects, on average, 1.34% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Cambria County is ranked 1235th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Cambria County residents amounts to about 2.4% of their yearly income. Cambria County is ranked 1048th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Cameron County: Cameron County collects, on average, 1.85% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Cameron County is ranked 941st of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Cameron County residents amounts to about 3.07% of their yearly income. Cameron County is ranked 562nd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Carbon County:  Carbon County collects, on average, 1.56% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Carbon County is ranked 372nd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Carbon County residents amounts to about 4.02% of their yearly income. Carbon County is ranked 228th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Centre County:  Centre County collects, on average, 1.25% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Centre County is ranked 368th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Centre County residents amounts to about 3.34% of their yearly income. Centre County is ranked 438th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Chester County:  Chester County collects, on average, 1.25% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Chester County is ranked 59th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Chester County residents amounts to about 4.21% of their yearly income. Chester County is ranked 185th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Clarion County:  Clarion County collects, on average, 1.12% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Clarion County is 1333rd of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Clarion County residents amounts to about 2.2% of their yearly income. Clarion County is ranked 1252nd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Clearfield County:  Clearfield County collects, on average, 1.47% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Clearfield County is ranked 1145th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Clearfield County residents amounts to about 2.83% of their yearly income. Clearfield County is ranked 707th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Clinton County:  Clinton County collects, on average, 1.53% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Clinton County is ranked 771st of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Clinton County residents amounts to about 3.21% of their yearly income. Clinton County is ranked 497th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Columbia County:  Columbia County collects, on average, 1.17% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Columbia County is ranked 920th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Columbia County residents amounts to about 2.72% of their yearly income. Columbia County is ranked 776th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Crawford County: Erie County collects, on average, 1.83% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Erie is ranked 693rd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  Crawford County collects, on average, 1.65% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  The average yearly property tax paid by Crawford County residents amounts to about 3.46% of their yearly income. Crawford County is ranked 392nd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Cumberland County:  Cumberland County collects, on average, 1.14% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Cumberland County is ranked 455th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Cumberland County residents amounts to about 2.8% of their yearly income. Cumberland County is ranked 724th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Dauphin County:  Dauphin County collects, on average, 1.54% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Dauphin County is ranked 309th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Dauphin County residents amounts to about 3.48% of their yearly income. Dauphin County is ranked 382nd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Delaware County: Delaware County collects, on average, 1.67% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Delaware County is ranked 73rd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Delaware County residents amounts to about 5.04% of their yearly income. Delaware County is ranked 73rd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Elk County:  Elk County collects, on average, 1.55% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Elk County is ranked 886th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Elk County residents amounts to about 2.89% of their yearly income. Elk County is ranked 668th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Erie County: The average yearly property tax paid by Erie County residents amounts to about 3.64% of their yearly income.  Erie is ranked 430th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.   Erie County is ranked 335th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Fayette County:  Fayette County collects, on average, 1.3% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Fayette County is ranked 1376th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Fayette County residents amounts to about 2.49% of their yearly income. Fayette County is ranked 973rd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Forest County: Forest County collects, on average, 1.08% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Forest County is ranked 1744th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Forest County residents amounts to about 2.38% of their yearly income. Forest County is ranked 1076th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Franklin County:  Franklin County collects, on average, 0.99% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Franklin County is ranked 613th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Franklin County residents amounts to about 2.94% of their yearly income. Franklin County is ranked 631st of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Fulton County:  Fulton County collects, on average, 1.03% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Fulton County is ranked 685th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Fulton County residents amounts to about 3.17% of their yearly income. Fulton County is ranked 515th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Greene County:  Greene County collects, on average, 1.69% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Greene County is ranked 930th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Greene County residents amounts to about 2.77% of their yearly income. Greene County is ranked 746th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Huntingdon County:  Huntingdon County collects, on average, 1.02% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Huntington County is ranked 1374th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Huntingdon County residents amounts to about 2.25% of their yearly income. Huntingdon County is ranked 1206th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Indiana County: Indiana County collects, on average, 1.51% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Indiana County is ranked 796th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Indiana County residents amounts to about 3% of their yearly income. Indiana County is ranked 596th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Jefferson County: Jefferson County collects, on average, 1.39% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Jefferson is ranked 1307th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Jefferson County residents amounts to about 2.52% of their yearly income. Jefferson County is ranked 949th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Juniata County: Juniata County collects, on average, 1.11% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Juniata County is ranked 874th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Juniata County residents amounts to about 2.78% of their yearly income. Juniata County is ranked 739th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Lackawanna County:  Lackawanna County collects, on average, 1.43% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Lackawanna County is ranked 477th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Lackawanna County residents amounts to about 3.4% of their yearly income. Lackawanna County is ranked 413th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Lancaster County: Lancaster County collects, on average, 1.43% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Lancaster County is ranked 244th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes. The average yearly property tax paid by Lancaster County residents amounts to about 4.01% of their yearly income. Lancaster County is ranked 231st of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Lawrence County: Lawrence County collects, on average, 1.55% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Lawrence County is ranked 846th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected. The average yearly property tax paid by Lawrence County residents amounts to about 2.94% of their yearly income. Lawrence County is ranked 636th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Lebanon County: Lebanon County collects, on average, 1.27% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Lebanon County is ranked 465th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Lebanon County residents amounts to about 3.2% of their yearly income. Lebanon County is ranked 501st of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Lehigh County:  Lehigh County collects, on average, 1.48% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Lehigh County is ranked 157th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Lehigh County residents amounts to about 4.39% of their yearly income. Lehigh County is ranked 149th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Luzerne County:  Luzerne County collects, on average, 1.4% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Luzerne County is ranked 705th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Luzerne County residents amounts to about 3.02% of their yearly income. Luzerne County is ranked 586th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Lycoming County:  Lycoming County collects, on average, 1.53% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Lycoming County is ranked 552nd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes. The average yearly property tax paid by Lycoming County residents amounts to about 3.53% of their yearly income. Lycoming County is ranked 364th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

McKean County:  McKean County collects, on average, 1.71% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  McKean County is ranked 1120th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by McKean County residents amounts to about 2.6% of their yearly income. McKean County is ranked 874th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Mercer County: Mercer County collects, on average, 1.47% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Mercer is ranked 787th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Mercer County residents amounts to about 2.88% of their yearly income. Mercer County is ranked 672nd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Mifflin County:  Mifflin County collects, on average, 1.55% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Mifflin County is ranked 842nd of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Mifflin County residents amounts to about 3.27% of their yearly income. Mifflin County is ranked 459th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Monroe County:  Monroe County collects, on average, 1.67% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Monroe County is ranked 115th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Monroe County residents amounts to about 5.52% of their yearly income. Monroe County is ranked 53rd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Montgomery County:  Montgomery County collects, on average, 1.29% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Montgomery County is ranked 76th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Montgomery County residents amounts to about 4.17% of their yearly income. Montgomery County is ranked 197th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Montour County: Montour County collects, on average, 1.04% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Montour County is ranked 778th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Montour County residents amounts to about 2.86% of their yearly income. Montour County is ranked 689th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Northampton County: Northampton County collects, on average, 1.5% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Northampton County is ranked 129th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Northampton County residents amounts to about 4.75% of their yearly income. Northampton County is ranked 100th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Northumberland County:  Northumberland County collects, on average, 1.13% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Northumberland County is ranked 1401st of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Northumberland County residents amounts to about 2.23% of their yearly income. Northumberland County is ranked 1219th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Perry County:  Perry County collects, on average, 1.27% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Perry County is ranked 550th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Perry County residents amounts to about 3.11% of their yearly income. Perry County is ranked 538th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Philadelphia County:  Philadelphia County collects, on average, 0.91% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Philadelphia County is ranked 1120th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Philadelphia County residents amounts to about 2.57% of their yearly income. Philadelphia County is ranked 900th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Pike County:  Pike County collects, on average, 1.34% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Pike County is ranked 173rd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Pike County residents amounts to about 4.65% of their yearly income. Pike County is ranked 116th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Potter County:  Potter County collects, on average, 1.48% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Potter County is ranked 990th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Potter County residents amounts to about 2.95% of their yearly income. Potter County is ranked 624th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Schuylkill County:  Schuylkill County collects, on average, 1.57% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Schuylkill County is ranked 923rd of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Schuylkill County residents amounts to about 2.84% of their yearly income. Schuylkill County is ranked 700th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Snyder County:  Snyder County collects, on average, 1.17% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Snyder County is ranked 842nd of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Snyder County residents amounts to about 2.79% of their yearly income. Snyder County is ranked 728th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Somerset County:  Somerset County collects, on average, 1.15% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Somerset County is ranked 1392nd of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Somerset County residents amounts to about 2.35% of their yearly income. Somerset County is ranked 1104th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Sullivan County:  Sullivan County collects, on average, 1.05% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Sullivan County is ranked 1075th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Sullivan County residents amounts to about 3.1% of their yearly income. Sullivan County is ranked 549th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Susquehanna County:  Susquehanna County collects, on average, 1.44% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Susquehanna County is ranked 572nd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Susquehanna County residents amounts to about 3.66% of their yearly income. Susquehanna County is ranked 331st of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Tioga County:  Tioga County collects, on average, 1.52% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Tioga County is ranked 695th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Tioga County residents amounts to about 3.44% of their yearly income. Tioga County is ranked 401st of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Union County:  Union County collects, on average, 1.22% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Union County is ranked 608th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Union County residents amounts to about 3.25% of their yearly income. Union County is ranked 476th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Venango County:  Venango County collects, on average, 1.67% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Venango County is ranked 1052nd of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Venango County residents amounts to about 2.76% of their yearly income. Venango County is ranked 753rd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Warren County: Warren County collects, on average, 1.69% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax. Warren County is ranked 878th of the 3143 counties in the United States, in order of the median amount of property taxes collected.  The average yearly property tax paid by Warren County residents amounts to about 2.92% of their yearly income. Warren County is ranked 652nd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Washington County: Washington County collects, on average, 1.18% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Washington County is ranked 749th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Washington County residents amounts to about 2.54% of their yearly income. Washington County is ranked 928th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Wayne County:  Wayne County collects, on average, 1.11% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Wayne County is ranked 491st of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Wayne County residents amounts to about 3.78% of their yearly income. Wayne County is ranked 287th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Westmoreland County:  Westmoreland County collects, on average, 1.49% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Westmoreland County 520th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Westmoreland County residents amounts to about 3.31% of their yearly income. Westmoreland County is ranked 451st of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

Wyoming County:  Wyoming County collects, on average, 1.46% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  Wyoming County is ranked 422nd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by Wyoming County residents amounts to about 3.73% of their yearly income. Wyoming County is ranked 304th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

York County:  York County collects, on average, 1.52% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax.  York County is ranked 234th of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.  The average yearly property tax paid by York County residents amounts to about 4.01% of their yearly income. York County is ranked 232nd of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

 

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