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Table 23
Property Taxes Per Capita, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $1,604 27 Pennsylvania $721
2 New Hampshire 1,520 28 California 715
3 Connecticut 1,422 29 Ohio 713
4 NEW YORK $1,279 30 Arizona 703
5 Rhode Island 1,162 31 Indiana 690
6 Vermont 1,155 32 Georgia 652
7 Alaska 1,121 33 North Dakota 640
8 Maine 1,088 34 Idaho 548
9 Massachusetts 1,063 35 Nevada 548
10 Illinois 1,056 36 South Carolina 528
11 Wisconsin 1,054 37 Hawaii 517
12 Nebraska 956 38 Utah 504
13 Wyoming 905 39 Missouri 488
14 Minnesota 884 40 North Carolina 472
15 Montana 883 41 Mississippi 445
16 Washington 845 42 Tennessee 426
17 Iowa 836 43 Delaware 413
18 Florida 820 44 West Virginia 398
19 Texas 797 45 Kentucky 363
20 Kansas 772 46 Louisiana 312
21 South Dakota 762 47 Oklahoma 307
22 Maryland 748 48 Arkansas 300
23 Colorado 743 49 New Mexico 276
24 Michigan 740 50 Alabama 234
25 Oregon 728 U.S. average $789
26 Virginia 726   N.Y.S. % above avg. 62.1%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
New York's higher-than-average property taxes add up to
an additional burden of more than $9 billion a year.

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