Real Estate Tax Ranking Shows Higher Values of Tampa Bay Homes

We always want lower real estate tax amounts, but on the other hand, we also understand that the higher our real estate taxes are, the higher the value of our properties.

This ranking below of average real estate taxes in Florida’s 67 counties shows that Tampa Bay homes have among the highest values in the state of Florida. Average real estate tax in Hillsborough County is 13th in ranking, Pinellas County is 20th and Pasco is 31st. Data is based on residential real estate tax data over a five-year period, from 2010 to 2014, as surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau for its American Community Survey (ACS) program, and as analyzed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in its April 2016 special studies on property tax within counties.

RANK COUNTY AVERAGE AVERAGE
REAL ESTATE TAX HOME VALUE
1 Monroe $3,426 $539,817
2 Palm Beach $3,416 $298,990
3 Collier $3,270 $423,918
4 Miami-Dade $3,225 $283,709
5 St. Johns $3,221 $308,190
6 Broward $3,009 $237,022
7 Martin $2,899 $293,391
8 Sarasota $2,468 $267,064
9 Alachua $2,449 $201,801
10 Orange $2,426 $211,855
11 Indian River $2,405 $253,656
12 Lee $2,388 $219,356
13 Hillsborough $2,387 $201,772
14 Manatee $2,334 $212,275
15 Seminole $2,284 $213,052
16 Nassau $2,276 $236,565
17 Leon $2,159 $209,670
18 Sumter $2,135 $224,934
19 Flagler $2,099 $204,521
20 Pinellas $2,086 $198,353
21 St. Lucie $2,081 $150,927
22 Charlotte $2,068 $182,353
23 Duval $1,979 $185,360
24 Volusia $1,896 $168,950
25 Brevard $1,831 $172,816
26 Clay $1,830 $170,536
27 Osceola $1,788 $147,637
28 Okaloosa $1,782 $229,156
29 Lake $1,729 $163,740
30 Santa Rosa $1,601 $186,921
31 Pasco $1,574 $145,277
32 Walton $1,495 $270,450
33 Marion $1,469 $149,560
34 Suwannee $1,047 $127,265
35 Bay $1,384 $194,265
36 Wakulla $1,373 $171,948
37 Hernando $1,372 $132,619
38 Escambia $1,366 $155,657
39 Hendry $1,362 $108,949
40 Polk $1,332 $134,003
41 Jefferson $1,285 $170,263
42 Franklin $1,273 $186,047
43 Baker $1,273 $150,540
44 Columbia $1,252 $138,210
45 Okeechobee $1,237 $124,800
46 Lafayette $1,222 $191,537
47 Citrus $1,215 $140,512
48 Putnam $1,192 $139,549
49 Levy $1,103 $157,971
50 DeSoto $1,099 $138,105
51 Hardee $1,097 $124,871
52 Gilchrist $1,091 $127,405
53 Gadsden $1,087 $136,003
54 Gulf $1,060 $149,865
55 Highlands $1,030 $114,624
56 Glades $989 $117,686
57 Bradford $972 $121,254
58 Union $936 $109,590
59 Madison $936 $104,838
60 Dixie $867 $134,626
61 Taylor $847 $113,515
62 Washington $821 $123,696
63 Hamilton $810 $94,607
64 Calhoun $741 $102,104
65 Jackson $716 $116,408
66 Holmes $709 $109,494
67 Liberty $674 $107,801

Among the Tampa Bay counties, Hillsborough has the highest average residential real estate tax. Its 30% lower than that of the costliest county in terms of real estate tax, which is Moore, and 26% percent lower than that of popular county, Miami-Dade. The averages of nearby counties, Sarasota and Orange, are higher, but not much, with Hillsborough’s just 3.3% and 1.6% lower than these, respectively.

Across the U.S., among more than 3,100 counties, the highest average residential real estate tax is that of Westchester County in New York, which is $10,921. Next costliest are those of Nassau County in New York, and Essex County and Bergen County in New Jersey, which are respectively $10,181; $10,044; and $10,015.

The lowest average residential real estate tax among all U.S. counties is that of West Carroll Parish in Louisiana, which is $91. The average taxes of five other low-tax Louisiana parishes range from $107 to $164.