$3,362 collected per capita in property taxes in New Hampshire, $2,738 in Vermont

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Property tax revenues collected per capita in New Hampshire amounted to $3,362 in fiscal year 2018, the second highest level among the 50 states, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Fiscal year 2018 was the most recent year that such data was available, the foundation reported. Property tax collections made up 31.1 percent of the total state and local taxes and nearly 72 percent of local tax collections across the nation, according to the analysis.

Nationwide, the average amount of property taxes collected per capita was $1,675, the study said, though the amount collected can vary significantly from state to state.

Urban and higher-income areas generally pay higher property taxes, according to the Tax Foundation. The revenues fund local government services such as public education, roadways, public safety personnel and medical services.

Property Tax Collections per Capita Among the States

Rank State Property Taxes Collected per Capita
1 New Jersey $3,378
2 New Hampshire $3,362
3 Connecticut $3,107
4 New York $3,025
5 Vermont $2,738
6 Massachusetts $2,565
7 Rhode Island $2,431
8 Illinois $2,277
9 Maine $2,249
10 Alaska $2,195
11 Wyoming $2,012
12 Nebraska $2,010
13 Texas $1,973
14 Montana $1,711
15 Iowa $1,702
16 Virginia $1,699
17 Maryland $1,693
18 California $1,680
19 Wisconsin $1,680
20 North Dakota $1,649
21 Minnesota $1,649
22 Washington $1,645
23 Colorado $1,616
24 Kansas $1,605
25 South Dakota $1,586
26 Pennsylvania $1,584
27 Oregon $1,557
28 Michigan $1,465
29 Florida $1,377
30 Hawaii $1,358
31 Ohio $1,356
32 South Carolina $1,211
33 Georgia $1,205
34 Arizona $1,125
35 Missouri $1,073
36 Utah $1,070
37 Mississippi $1,061
38 Nevada $1,044
39 Indiana $1,033
40 Idaho $1,022
41 North Carolina $993
42 West Virginia $950
43 Delaware $931
44 Louisiana $894
45 Kentucky $845
46 New Mexico $832
47 Tennessee $799
48 Arkansas $776
49 Oklahoma $771
50 Alabama $598

Source: Tax Foundation

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9 thoughts on “$3,362 collected per capita in property taxes in New Hampshire, $2,738 in Vermont

  1. “Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is interesting. But what they conceal is essential.”

  2. The responses above say it all, which the author neglected to detail.

    The differences are stark, when everything is considered. It has been this way for as long as I can remember, but is more profound now because the spenders in VT Government, including the majority in the legislature have no limits, and it appears as though there may be more to come.

  3. New Hampshire has:

    No tax on social security payments to disabled and elderly
    No tax on pensions
    No tax on IRA, etc., minimum required distributions
    No sales tax
    No tax on capital gains
    No death tax

    NH has a FLAT 5% tax on dividends and interest

    • Thank you! This article was stupid from the first word! The TaxFoudation author should be ashamed of him;herself!

      • Gary,

        She likely is a product of the State’s Indoctrination Program, also known as EL-HI Education.

        It brainwashes children from 6 to 18, and that sets the stage for future non-critical, nonsense thinking.

        Parents do not know any better, because they went to the same schools.

        School choice it opposed by Dem/Progs, because that would dilute their iron-clad control.

        Dem/Progs prohibit education dollars to be sent to FREE-CHOICE schools, to enforce their control.

        Always follow the coercive money trail. Coercive money is often called subsidies, incentives, etc.

  4. Yeah but how much do you pay in sales tax and income tax in VT? Certainly more than a $1000. NH doesn’t have either a sales tax or an income tax. It’s odd that they didn’t bother to get into that in the article which would have been more useful.

    I moved from one state to the other and after making 25% more in VT I had less money to spend here due to the high cost of housing, goods and taxes (which in case you don’t know drives up the other two).

    • Good point.

      Don’t forget to add $1379 of VT Income tax per capita and $660 of Sales tax per capita to the comparison. That’s a total of $4777 in taxes per capita in VT compared to $3362 collected in NH (with no sales or income taxes). Furthermore, NH’s budget equals approximately $4398 per capita while VT’s budget equals approximately $9580 per capita.

      How are them apples and oranges?

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