Wisconsin Property Taxes 9th Highest in the Nation

All Neighboring States Have Lower Real Estate Taxes, Except Illinois

MacIver News Service | October 21, 2013

[Madison, Wisc…] Wisconsin had the ninth highest property taxes in the nation, including the District of Columbia, in 2012 according to data from the US Census Bureau.

The US Census Bureau reports the median real estate taxes paid each year in its American Community Survey. According to the survey, Wisconsin homeowners paid $3,223 on average in 2012.

That amount is higher than every neighboring state to Wisconsin, except Illinois, which has an average of $3,939.

Across the country, Alabama had the lowest median real estate taxes at $535 and New Jersey had the highest at $7,183.

Wisconsin residents will see some relief in their property tax bill this December after Governor Scott Walker signed a bill to provide $100 million in property tax relief on Sunday.

An analysis by the National Association of Home Builders of the recent report on real estate taxes across the country can be seen here.