Analysis: Counties in Virginia, Texas and Missouri pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.


With an effective property tax rate of 0.1 percent, Mecklenburg County in Virginia has the lowest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

The data shows Mecklenburg County has 13,560 single-family homes with an average estimated value of about $170,700. The average tax amount is $175. The effective tax rate is the percentage of a home's value the owner pays in property taxes.

In addition to Virginia, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee and Michigan had counties ranked among the lowest for effective property tax rates. In the No. 2 through No. 5 spots were Nacogdoches County, Texas (0.11 percent), Benton County, Mo. (0.15 percent), Cumberland County, Tenn. (0.17 percent) and Leelanau County, Mich. (0.17 percent). 

100 counties with lowest property tax rates

CountyStatePopulation Number of Single Family Homes  Average Estimated Value  Average Property Tax Amount Effective Property Tax Rate
MecklenburgVirginia  31,555   13,560  $ 170,716  $ 175 0.10%
NacogdochesTexas  65,531   15,794  $ 152,470  $ 175 0.11%
BentonMissouri  18,854   12,187  $ 106,972  $ 161 0.15%
CumberlandTennessee  57,455   49,425  $ 161,593  $ 275 0.17%
LeelanauMichigan  21,772   13,309  $ 625,178  $ 1,065 0.17%
GrantNew Mexico  29,119   13,829  $ 308,408  $ 605 0.20%
TriggKentucky  14,250   12,782  $ 187,039  $ 429 0.23%
EmmetMichigan  33,018   21,684  $ 166,362  $ 410 0.25%
DecaturTennessee  11,686   10,413  $ 103,354  $ 270 0.26%
DekalbTennessee  19,038   10,961  $ 135,736  $ 355 0.26%
CullmanAlabama  80,965   24,777  $ 171,133  $ 459 0.27%
BlountAlabama  57,710   10,744  $ 177,185  $ 487 0.27%
MauiHawaii  160,863   33,807  $ 748,516  $ 2,058 0.27%
SussexDelaware  207,302   83,194  $ 357,893  $ 991 0.28%
La PlataColorado  53,182   21,205  $ 441,908  $ 1,236 0.28%
ScottKentucky  50,178   14,592  $ 198,578  $ 557 0.28%
RheaTennessee  32,394   22,454  $ 143,245  $ 405 0.28%
FentressTennessee  17,931   10,644  $ 98,933  $ 284 0.29%
ElmoreAlabama  80,763   26,815  $ 181,026  $ 527 0.29%
MackinacMichigan  11,044   13,300  $ 106,865  $ 317 0.30%
WalkerAlabama  65,923   20,173  $ 121,247  $ 360 0.30%
RaleighWest Virginia  78,493   20,688  $ 226,739  $ 679 0.30%
HardinTennessee  25,900   17,122  $ 143,080  $ 429 0.30%
FayetteTennessee  38,814   12,536  $ 188,807  $ 567 0.30%
SevierTennessee  93,617   64,771  $ 196,732  $ 594 0.30%
AutaugaAlabama  55,221   15,402  $ 170,561  $ 516 0.30%
PittsylvaniaVirginia  62,794   27,350  $ 115,806  $ 351 0.30%
WiseVirginia  40,530   11,136  $ 99,899  $ 303 0.30%
TallapoosaAlabama  41,153   14,694  $ 229,427  $ 697 0.30%
PolkMissouri  31,107   11,126  $ 225,148  $ 685 0.30%
Saint ClairAlabama  85,864   20,506  $ 173,355  $ 532 0.31%
BellKentucky  27,950   10,531  $ 97,927  $ 303 0.31%
AntrimMichigan  23,267   16,467  $ 180,939  $ 565 0.31%
CamdenMissouri  43,927   38,111  $ 288,056  $ 902 0.31%
EvangelineLouisiana  33,768   11,003  $ 154,883  $ 493 0.32%
LoudonTennessee  50,229   31,335  $ 234,346  $ 753 0.32%
MaverickTexas  56,548   14,633  $ 120,824  $ 390 0.32%
HonoluluHawaii  984,178   154,873  $ 918,906  $ 3,012 0.33%
PulaskiKentucky  63,635   37,304  $ 138,820  $ 458 0.33%
MonroeTennessee  45,293   23,734  $ 165,188  $ 553 0.33%
WhiteTennessee  26,252   16,423  $ 128,690  $ 431 0.34%
LamarTexas  49,566   13,503  $ 105,330  $ 354 0.34%
McnairyTennessee  26,103   14,871  $ 94,955  $ 319 0.34%
CovingtonAlabama  37,886   13,420  $ 106,543  $ 359 0.34%
ClaiborneTennessee  31,748   19,645  $ 118,314  $ 402 0.34%
WrightMissouri  18,449   12,396  $ 150,300  $ 514 0.34%
JohnsonTennessee  18,017   11,363  $ 122,474  $ 420 0.34%
FloydKentucky  38,649   14,818  $ 124,809  $ 433 0.35%
GraingerTennessee  22,736   12,521  $ 134,041  $ 465 0.35%
McminnTennessee  52,506   22,856  $ 123,314  $ 429 0.35%
HickmanTennessee  24,283   13,226  $ 123,615  $ 430 0.35%
TalladegaAlabama  81,437   19,323  $ 134,251  $ 472 0.35%
De KalbAlabama  71,068   19,433  $ 124,441  $ 437 0.35%
FranklinAlabama  31,634   10,119  $ 100,133  $ 352 0.35%
CherokeeTexas  51,167   11,862  $ 114,378  $ 403 0.35%
PolkTennessee  16,687   10,366  $ 130,996  $ 467 0.36%
SequatchieTennessee  14,592   12,277  $ 127,708  $ 457 0.36%
DallasAlabama  42,154   13,090  $ 88,222  $ 316 0.36%
BaldwinAlabama  195,121   70,428  $ 240,766  $ 866 0.36%
CampbellTennessee  40,176   22,268  $ 137,167  $ 494 0.36%
TellerColorado  23,340   11,289  $ 305,766  $ 1,102 0.36%
FremontColorado  46,809   13,845  $ 197,202  $ 718 0.36%
BedfordVirginia  76,463   19,933  $ 402,095  $ 1,474 0.37%
AikenSouth Carolina  163,908   85,568  $ 150,114  $ 551 0.37%
HenryTennessee  32,269   18,300  $ 106,868  $ 393 0.37%
PrentissMississippi  25,380   10,053  $ 120,665  $ 446 0.37%
AcadiaLouisiana  62,163   17,171  $ 125,048  $ 476 0.38%
IberiaLouisiana  73,938   20,482  $ 160,586  $ 616 0.38%
WytheVirginia  29,190   10,823  $ 134,246  $ 515 0.38%
MississippiArkansas  44,864   14,938  $ 122,675  $ 476 0.39%
ColbertAlabama  54,444   20,383  $ 126,262  $ 492 0.39%
HoustonAlabama  103,534   31,573  $ 129,460  $ 505 0.39%
JeffersonTennessee  52,490   27,697  $ 165,465  $ 646 0.39%
LimestoneAlabama  88,805   21,946  $ 167,790  $ 664 0.40%
GilesVirginia  16,907   10,155  $ 115,100  $ 455 0.40%
FranklinVirginia  56,315   29,998  $ 217,601  $ 862 0.40%
GreeneTennessee  68,576   33,497  $ 120,855  $ 479 0.40%
KauaiHawaii  69,691   19,162  $ 680,402  $ 2,703 0.40%
JacksonAlabama  52,860   17,625  $ 116,571  $ 467 0.40%
MesaColorado  147,834   46,790  $ 247,238  $ 991 0.40%
DaleAlabama  49,866   13,822  $ 116,277  $ 466 0.40%
NelsonVirginia  14,858   11,219  $ 234,094  $ 944 0.40%
BarrenKentucky  42,925   16,321  $ 134,434  $ 546 0.41%
HendersonTennessee  28,013   11,838  $ 109,761  $ 448 0.41%
ChiltonAlabama  43,819   11,005  $ 133,628  $ 547 0.41%
Grand TraverseMichigan  89,907   36,180  $ 273,330  $ 1,121 0.41%
CoffeeAlabama  50,884   15,782  $ 147,836  $ 610 0.41%
CarteretNorth Carolina  68,228   25,723  $ 300,527  $ 1,249 0.42%
El PasoColorado  655,024   194,256  $ 312,178  $ 1,307 0.42%
HardemanTennessee  26,253   14,168  $ 90,920  $ 383 0.42%
UnionSouth Carolina  28,125   11,963  $ 91,221  $ 385 0.42%
MontgomeryAlabama  228,138   70,191  $ 124,427  $ 528 0.42%
GraysonKentucky  26,001   21,580  $ 124,390  $ 530 0.43%
MccurtainOklahoma  33,143   10,532  $ 108,468  $ 464 0.43%
MorganAlabama  119,786   39,585  $ 131,098  $ 561 0.43%
JacksonNorth Carolina  40,812   13,301  $ 294,106  $ 1,263 0.43%
WarrenTennessee  40,015   18,189  $ 114,793  $ 494 0.43%
AsheNorth Carolina  27,114   14,427  $ 183,650  $ 794 0.43%
NatchitochesLouisiana  39,330   10,504  $ 224,330  $ 977 0.44%
MarshallAlabama  94,318   28,993  $ 136,988  $ 597 0.44%
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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