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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Property Taxes Per Capita, 1997

Table 24
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $1,587   27 Pennsylvania $750
2 New Hampshire 1,547   28 Ohio 745
3 Connecticut 1,500   29 South Dakota 729
4 NEW YORK $1,330   30 North Dakota 725
5 Rhode Island 1,237   31 California 720
6 Vermont 1,227   32 Georgia 661
7 Maine 1,222   33 Arizona 656
8 Alaska 1,130   34 Nevada 596
9 Massachusetts 1,081   35 Idaho 588
10 Illinois 1,075   36 South Carolina 553
11 Wisconsin 1,004   37 Utah 532
12 Wyoming 966   38 Missouri 519
13 Nebraska 963   39 North Carolina 512
14 Montana 939   40 Hawaii 511
15 Washington 930   41 Delaware 465
16 Minnesota 913   42 Mississippi 460
17 Indiana 867   43 Tennessee 434
18 Texas 845   44 West Virginia 422
19 Florida 840   45 Kentucky 391
20 Iowa 813   46 Oklahoma 331
21 Kansas 799   47 Louisiana 330
22 Michigan 788   48 Arkansas 323
23 Oregon 781   49 New Mexico 305
24 Virginia 780   50 Alabama 240
25 Colorado 762   U.S. average $817
26 Maryland 755   N.Y.S. % above avg. 62.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute http://www.census.gov/govs/www/cog.html
New York's higher-than-average property taxes add up to an additional burden of more than $9 billion a year statewide.