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How High is Your Community’s Property Taxes?

New York property taxes are out of control. The median U.S. property tax paid is $1,917 and in New York it is $3,755—96 percent higher than the national median. Moreover, New York has the highest local taxes in America as a percentage of personal income—79 percent above the national average. Below is a map that ranks where your county stands relative to the rest of the country in property taxes. Place your cursor over your county to see where it ranks.

Herkimer CountyOrleans CountyNiagara CountyMonroe CountyAllegany CountyWayne CountyCortland CountyGenesee CountyChautauqua CountySeneca County Wyoming CountyMontgomery CountyOnondaga CountyErie CountyLivingston CountyCayuga CountyCattaraugus CountyOswego CountyChemung CountySteuben County Madison CountySchenectady County Broome CountyOneida County Ontario County Tompkins County Chenango County Tioga CountyFulton County Washington County St. Lawrence County Yates CountyRensselaer County Franklin CountyClinton CountySullivan County Nassau CountyPutnam CountyRockland CountyOrange County Suffolk CountyAlbany County Ulster County Lewis County Jefferson CountyWestchester County Otsego CountyColumbia County Schoharie CountyDutchess CountyDelaware CountySaratoga County Greene CountyWarren County Essex County Richmond CountyBronx CountyQueens CountyNew York CountyKings CountySchuyler CountyHamilton CountyHerkimer CountyOrleans CountyNiagara CountyMonroe CountyAllegany CountyWayne CountyCortland CountyGenesee CountyChautauqua CountySeneca CountyWyoming CountyMontgomery CountyOnondaga CountyErie CountyLivingston CountyCayuga CountyCattaraugus CountyOswego CountyChemung CountySteuben CountyMadison CountySchenectady CountyBroome CountyOneida CountyOntario CountyTompkins CountyChenango CountyTioga CountyFulton CountyWashington CountySt. Lawrence CountyYates CountyRensselaer CountyFranklin CountyClinton CountySullivan CountyNassau CountyPutnam CountyRockland CountyOrange CountySuffolk CountyAlbany CountyUlster CountyLewis CountyJefferson CountyWestchester CountyOtsego CountyColumbia CountySchoharie CountyDutchess CountyDelaware CountySaratoga CountyGreene CountyWarren CountyEssex CountyRichmond CountyBronx CountyQueens CountyNew York CountyKings CountyHamilton CountySchuyler County
  • Schuyler County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: -
    Rank: -
    Median Home Value: -
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: -
    Rank: -
  • Hamilton County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: -
    Rank: -
    Median Home Value: -
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: -
    Rank: -
  • Cattaraugus County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,811
    Rank: 478
    Median Home Value: $77,900
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.32%
    Rank: 17
  • Oswego County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,074
    Rank: 351
    Median Home Value: $89,400
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.32%
    Rank: 18
  • Chemung County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,019
    Rank: 371
    Median Home Value: $87,700
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.30%
    Rank: 20
  • Steuben County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,906
    Rank: 425
    Median Home Value: $82,800
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.30%
    Rank: 21
  • Madison County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,523
    Rank: 235
    Median Home Value: $112,700
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.24%
    Rank: 23
  • Schenectady County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,641
    Rank: 80
    Median Home Value: $163,000
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.23%
    Rank: 24
  • Broome County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,260
    Rank: 296
    Median Home Value: $101,300
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.23%
    Rank: 25
  • Oneida County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,275
    Rank: 291
    Median Home Value: $105,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.16%
    Rank: 28
  • Ontario County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,858
    Rank: 159
    Median Home Value: $133,700
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.14%
    Rank: 30
  • Tompkins County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,532
    Rank: 88
    Median Home Value: $166,200
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value:2.13%
    Rank: 32
  • Chenango County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,852
    Rank: 445
    Median Home Value: $88,500
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.09%
    Rank: 36
  • Tioga County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,139
    Rank: 328
    Median Home Value: $102,800
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.08%
    Rank: 40
  • Fulton County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,931
    Rank: 407
    Median Home Value: $96,000
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.01%
    Rank: 47
  • Washington County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,747
    Rank: 177
    Median Home Value: $142,700
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.93%
    Rank: 63
  • St. Lawrence County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,526
    Rank: 628
    Median Home Value: $79,300
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.92%
    Rank: 64
  • Yates County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,232
    Rank: 304
    Median Home Value: $117,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.91%
    Rank: 70
  • Rensselaer County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,350
    Rank: 108
    Median Home Value: $177,000
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.89%
    Rank: 75
  • Franklin County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,588
    Rank: 595
    Median Home Value: $87,500
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.81%
    Rank: 102
  • Clinton County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,101
    Rank: 342
    Median Home Value: $116,600
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.80%
    Rank: 105
  • Sullivan County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,342
    Rank: 110
    Median Home Value: $189,800
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.76%
    Rank: 121
  • Nassau County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $8,478
    Rank: 1
    Median Home Value: $494,000
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.72%
    Rank: 140
  • Putnam County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $7,198
    Rank: 11
    Median Home Value: $427,400
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.68%
    Rank: 154
  • Rockland County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $8,084
    Rank: 5
    Median Home Value: $482,300
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.68%
    Rank: 157
  • Orange County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $5,314
    Rank: 23
    Median Home Value: $318,200
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.67%
    Rank: 159
  • Suffolk County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $7,010
    Rank: 12
    Median Home Value: $430,600
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.63%
    Rank: 178
  • Albany County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,344
    Rank: 109
    Median Home Value: $206,400
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.62%
    Rank: 185
  • Ulster County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,934
    Rank: 62
    Median Home Value: $247,000
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.59%
    Rank: 204
  • Lewis County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,619
    Rank: 579
    Median Home Value: $103,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.57%
    Rank: 216
  • Jefferson County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,813
    Rank: 475
    Median Home Value: $120,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.51%
    Rank: 247
  • Westchester County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $8,474
    Rank: 2
    Median Home Value: $562,700
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.51%
    Rank: 251
  • Otsego County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,873
    Rank: 437
    Median Home Value: $128,900
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.45%
    Rank: 283
  • Columbia County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,264
    Rank: 118
    Median Home Value: $227,000
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.44%
    Rank: 288
  • Schoharie County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,152
    Rank: 324
    Median Home Value: $151,200
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.42%
    Rank: 301
  • Dutchess County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $4,594
    Rank: 35
    Median Home Value: $326,700
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.41%
    Rank: 308
  • Delaware County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,797
    Rank: 483
    Median Home Value: $130,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.38%
    Rank: 324
  • Saratoga County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,060
    Rank: 131
    Median Home Value: $223,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.37%
    Rank: 328
  • Greene County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,411
    Rank: 261
    Median Home Value: $187,600
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.29%
    Rank: 388
  • Warren County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,353
    Rank: 274
    Median Home Value: $184,400
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.28%
    Rank: 393
  • Essex County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,945
    Rank: 397
    Median Home Value: $156,000
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 1.25%
    Rank: 424
  • Richmond County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,710
    Rank: 182
    Median Home Value: $462,600
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 0.59%
    Rank: 1276
  • Bronx County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,289
    Rank: 286
    Median Home Value: $397,300
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 0.58%
    Rank: 1294
  • Queens County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,672
    Rank: 194
    Median Home Value: $491,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 0.54%
    Rank: 1374
  • New York County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $4,096
    Rank: 54
    Median Home Value: $840,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 0.49%
    Rank: 1494
  • Kings County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,646
    Rank: 203
    Median Home Value: $580,900
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 0.46%
    Rank: 1567
  • Herkimer County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,941
    Rank: 402
    Median Home Value: $87,800
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.21%
    Rank: 26
  • Orleans County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,610
    Rank: 212
    Median Home Value: $87,200
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.99%
    Rank: 1
  • Niagara County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,773
    Rank: 173
    Median Home Value: $97,900
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.83%
    Rank: 2
  • Monroe County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,658
    Rank: 78
    Median Home Value: $131,800
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.78%
    Rank: 3
  • Allegany County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $1,778
    Rank: 495
    Median Home Value: $66,100
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.69%
    Rank: 4
  • Wayne County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,899
    Rank:151
    Median Home Value: $108,700
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.67%
    Rank: 5
  • Cortland County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,501
    Rank:244
    Median Home Value: $94,800
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.64%
    Rank: 6
  • Genesee County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,645
    Rank:204
    Median Home Value: $101,200
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.61%
    Rank: 7
  • Chautauqua County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,049
    Rank:359
    Median Home Value: $79,500
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.58%
    Rank: 8
  • Seneca County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,278
    Rank:290
    Median Home Value: $88,900
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.56%
    Rank: 9
  • Wyoming County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,371
    Rank:272
    Median Home Value: $94,600
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.51%
    Rank: 10
  • Montgomery County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,408
    Rank:264
    Median Home Value: $96,900
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.49%
    Rank: 11
  • Onondaga County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $3,061
    Rank:130
    Median Home Value: $124,400
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.46%
    Rank: 12
  • Erie County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,885
    Rank:155
    Median Home Value: $117,400
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.46%
    Rank: 13
  • Livingston County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,784
    Rank:171
    Median Home Value: $114,800
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.43%
    Rank: 14
  • Cayuga County


    Median Property Taxes Paid on Homes: $2,380
    Rank:268
    Median Home Value: $100,600
    Taxes as Percent of Home Value: 2.37%
    Rank: 15

Source: The Tax Foundation, based on a three-year average and out of 1,824 counties nationwide.

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