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Connecticut Residents Faced some of the Largest Increases in Effective Property Tax Rate over Last Decade

Residents of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut, metro area pay the highest property taxes in absolute terms in the US according to study

ValuePenguin released a study to determine where property taxes have increased the most, and it is not great news for Connecticut.  All four Connecticut Metro areas placed with the top 6 in the rankings for the top increase in effective tax rate for the last 10 years.

Top Ten Metro Areas by Change in Effective Tax Rate According to ValuePenguin

Metro Area

10-Year Change in Effective Tax Rate

2017 Effective Property Tax Rate

Change in Median Home Value

Difference in Cost for Median Homeowner

Kingston, NY

0.82%

2.36%

-$21,200

$1,573

New Haven-Milford, CT

0.77%

2.32%

-$36,800

$1,308

Rockford, IL

0.69%

2.87%

-$9,800

$623

Norwich-New London, CT

0.64%

1.85%

-$34,200

$1,111

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

0.61%

2.19%

-$7,400

$1,402

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

0.55%

1.75%

-$73,100

$1,474

Binghamton, NY

0.55%

2.78%

$14,900

$957

Ocean City, NJ

0.50%

1.49%

-$42,400

$1,054

Manchester-Nashua, NH

0.49%

2.17%

-$5,000

$1,293

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.48%

1.96%

-$2,000

$992

All four Connecticut metro areas saw a decrease in the median home value over the last 10 years. Nine of the top ten listed above also saw a decrease in median home values, although only 20.85% of the metro areas listed saw a decrease in median home values.

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT metro area had the third largest decrease in median home values, beat only by Salinas CA ($-141,500) and Madera, CA (-$91,400).

"ValuePenguin calculated the effective tax rate in each metropolitan area by comparing a region's median real estate taxes paid and home value. We only used data for owner-occupied houses, and contrasted figures from 2007 and 2017, the most recent year for which data is currently available. Metropolitan areas were excluded from our analysis if data was missing for one or both years surveyed."

A full copy of the report can be found here.

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