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How Does Your County Rank in Property Tax Value? | SmartAsset.com

In order to determine who was getting the most value for the dollars they spent on property taxes we created an index we call tax value.

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National Ranking

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State Ranking

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Tax Value Grade

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Sorry, we do not have sufficient data to rank this county. Please refer to the methodology below to understand why.

Population

Property Tax Rate

Property Tax Rate Per Capita

Violent Crimes Per 100,000

Property Crimes Per 100,000

National Average

Methodology

The tax value index takes into account school rankings, crime rates and property tax paid per capita. It is calculated by dividing the school ranking of a county by the sum of the violent and property crimes per 100,000 reported for that county. That number is then divided by the property tax per capita.

We then ranked the counties by tax value index within their respective states and on a national basis. We've assigned grades to each county in our study with A being the best and F being the worst. An A grade means the county is in the top quintile of the nation for tax value, a B grade means the second quintile, etc.

We excluded all U.S. counties with a population less than 50,000. We also excluded counties that did not have full data points available as well as any counties that reported fewer than 10 violent or 10 property crimes.

How Does Your County Compare In Your State?

State
Rank
National
Rank
County Property Tax
Rate (%)
Property Tax
Per Capita
Violent Crimes
Per 100,000
Property Crimes
Per 100,000
Tax Value
Grade

Data sources
County Population: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census (http://www.census.gov/2010census)
Crime: FBI Crime Statistics, Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by State by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2012 (http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats)
School Rating: U.S. Department of Education (http://explore.data.gov); Education category, Achievement Results for State Assessments in Mathematics and Reading/Language Arts: School Year 2010-11) The states are divided and ranked into deciles with 10 being the best performers in the state.
Property Tax: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2005-2012) Property tax rates were calculated by dividing the taxes collected by the county by the number of households. We then divided that number by the median home value for that county. Property tax per capita was determined by dividing the taxes collected by the county by the population. All data was provided by the US Census Bureau.
Household Metrics: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census (http://www.census.gov/2010census)
Home Value: Average between data provided by U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2005-2012) and Zillow.com