The five states with the highest property taxes collected per person are: New Jersey ($3,378), New Hampshire ($3,362), Connecticut ($3,107), New York ($3,025), and Vermont ($2,738).
The District of Columbia ($3,740) collects the most property taxes per capita but is not included in the foundation’s state rankings.
The states with the lowest property taxes collected per capita are: Alabama ($598), Oklahoma ($771), Arkansas ($776), Tennessee ($799), and New Mexico ($832).
Nationwide, the per capita property tax collected was $1,675. The Tax Foundation’s 2021 nationwide findings are based on 2018 fiscal year data, the most current available.
Last year, using 2017 fiscal year data, New Jersey ($3,276) was ranked second behind New Hampshire ($3,307), according to the Tax Foundation. In last year’s report, the national property taxes collected per capita figure was $1,617.
Read the entire 2021 Tax Foundation report here.