Report: D.C. and NJ Have Highest Property Tax Collections Per Person

By Michael W. Chapman | June 14, 2013 | 3:50 PM EDT

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( – The District of Columbia, home of the nation’s capital and the federal government, has the highest property tax collections per capita -- $3,106 – in the country, with New Jersey coming in second at $2,819 in property taxes per person, according to the Tax Foundation.

The highest amount in such tax collections are largely in northeastern states. The data, from the Census Bureau, are for fiscal year 2010 and are the most current available as of June 2013, said the Tax Foundation.

In order, the top ten state & local property tax collections per capita are in the following places:

1. District of Columbia                $3,106 per capita

New Jersey                                $2,8192

2. Wyoming                                 $2,633

3. Connecticut                             $2,522

4. New Hampshire                      $2,463

5. New York                                 $2,280

6. Vermont                                  $2,166

7. Rhode Island                           $2,083

8. Massachusetts                        $1,986

9. Alaska                                      $1,865

10.  Illinois                                   $1,827


The District of Columbia is a federal district under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. It has a population of about 632,300 and is the 24th most populous place in the United States.

New Jersey, a state, had the highest property taxes per capita, making it the number one state in that category, but still behind the federal D.C.

The five states with the lowest property tax collections per individual, according to the Tax Foundation, are as follows:

46. Kentucky              $684

47. Oklahoma             $642

48.New Mexico           $633

49. Arkansas              $598

50. Alabama                $539

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman