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How Do Maryland Property Taxes Compare?

No state officials want to see their state on this list…

States With The Highest Real Estate Taxes:

 1. New Jersey (1.89 percent of property value)
 2. New Hampshire (1.86 percent)

 3. Texas (1.81 percent)
 4. (tie) Wisconsin (1.76 percent)
 4. (tie) Nebraska (1.76 percent)
 6. Illinois (1.73 percent)
 7. Connecticut (1.63 percent)
 8. Michigan (1.62 percent)
 9. Vermont (1.59 percent)
10. North Dakota (1.42 percent)

Although it sometimes seems Maryland’s real estate taxes are pretty high, they aren’t high enough to land us on this list.  I’m not sure we’d still not be on this list if ALL state taxes were considered, however.

The national median for real estate taxes, according to an article in, is 1.04 percent of a property’s value.  I’m pretty confident we’re somewhere in the middle and not on this list either…

States With The Lowest Real Estate Taxes:

 1. Louisiana (0.18 percent)
 2. Hawaii (0.26 percent)

 3. Alabama (0.33 percent)
 4. Delaware (0.43 percent)
 5. West Virginia (0.49 percent)
 6. South Carolina (0.50 percent)
 7. (tie) Arkansas (0.52 percent)
 7. (tie) Mississippi (0.52 percent)
 9. New Mexico (0.55 percent)
10. Wyoming (0.58 percent)

Unfortunately, Maryland was ranked in the BOTTOM 10 of all states for its Business Climate.  (Just in case you’re interested, with this being a big issue in the Gubernatorial campaign.)

Source:  2009 U.S. Census Data and Tax Foundation calculations


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