If paying property taxes feels like a burden, you're not alone. Each American household pays an average of $2,127 in property taxes annually, and according to the National Tax Lien Association, about $11.8 billion of these taxes go unpaid every year.
Which states have the highest property taxes? Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, WalletHub has analyzed and compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia to identify the states with the highest property taxes.
To find the real-estate property tax rates, the site divided each state's "median real-estate tax payment" by its "median home price." Then, these rates were used to find the dollar amount paid as real-estate tax on a house worth the median value for a home in the U.S. ($175,700).
If you're hoping to minimize your tax obligations, avoid buying a home in one of these 15 states.
Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.41%
Annual Taxes on $176K Home: $2,478
State Median Home Value: $129,400
Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,825