Analysis: D.C. homeowners pay the 8th lowest property tax rate in the U.S.

With an effective tax rate of 0.65 percent, the District of Columbia has the eighth lowest tax rate among U.S. states and the district, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.


With an effective tax rate of 0.65 percent, the District of Columbia has the eighth lowest tax rate among U.S. states and the district, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes. 

The data shows the District of Columbia has more than 48,000 single-family homes with an average estimated value of more than $789,000. The average tax amount is about $5,100. The effective tax rate is the percentage of a home's value the owner pays in property taxes.

New Jersey, Illinois, Vermont, Texas, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania have the highest effective tax rates – all above 2 percent. Twenty-four states have effective tax rates below 1 percent.

New Jersey homeowners pay an effective tax rate of 2.28 percent, ranking it the highest in the U.S. District of Columbia homeowners pay 71 percent less than they would in New Jersey.

State tax rates

State Number of SFH  Average of Estimated Value  Average of Tax Amount Effective Tax Rate

1New Jersey2,460,488$382,017$8,6962.28%
2Illinois3,258,313$222,501$4,9412.22%
3Vermont245,295$238,093$5,2152.19%
4Texas6,940,561$234,318$5,0472.15%
5New Hampshire322,188$295,722$6,0822.06%
6Pennsylvania3,451,374$196,818$3,9772.02%
7Connecticut835,159$356,681$7,1051.99%
8New York3,328,101$361,119$6,9431.92%
9Ohio3,441,836$158,430$2,7171.72%
10Wisconsin1,697,200$191,012$3,1991.67%
11Rhode Island244,562$329,699$5,3101.61%
12Nebraska604,253$175,600$2,7511.57%
13Iowa1,201,558$160,697$2,4731.54%
14Michigan3,587,379$161,098$2,4251.51%
15Kansas899,783$167,453$2,4211.45%
16Maine229,859$280,527$3,9981.43%
17South Dakota248,267$203,764$2,7541.35%
18Massachusetts1,431,957$473,124$5,8071.23%
19Minnesota1,622,949$252,315$2,8261.12%
20Missouri2,013,562$179,070$1,9621.10%
21Florida5,118,880$284,324$3,0901.09%
22Oregon977,641$346,887$3,6951.07%
23Alaska147,975$327,963$3,4521.05%
24Virginia2,342,612$311,468$3,2621.05%
25Maryland1,681,680$338,039$3,4951.03%
26New Mexico585,469$214,600$2,1981.02%
27Oklahoma1,253,900$143,438$1,4100.98%
28Indiana2,041,351$156,825$1,4130.90%
29Georgia3,051,014$203,414$1,8010.89%
30Washington1,876,086$430,189$3,7720.88%
31Kentucky1,470,322$163,747$1,4350.88%
32North Dakota186,153$223,802$1,9200.86%
33North Carolina3,094,557$218,011$1,7420.80%
34Louisiana1,323,620$182,388$1,4450.79%
35Idaho494,379$245,779$1,9410.79%
36Wyoming163,747$228,005$1,7630.77%
37Montana335,550$280,240$2,1490.77%
38California7,483,233$672,948$5,0870.76%
39Nevada714,316$316,591$2,3840.75%
40Mississippi947,907$153,122$1,1000.72%
41Arizona1,750,807$289,694$1,9790.68%
42Arkansas984,253$149,823$1,0140.68%
43South Carolina1,504,880$204,921$1,3550.66%
44District of Columbia48,845$789,391$5,1390.65%
45Delaware271,188$282,329$1,7190.61%
46Utah672,724$354,066$2,0420.58%
47West Virginia550,950$141,976$8060.57%
48Tennessee2,483,039$183,074$1,0280.56%
49Colorado1,500,723$415,234$2,1030.51%
50Alabama1,497,532$157,180$7680.49%
51Hawaii265,143$777,184$2,6580.34%
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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