According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an average American household spends $2,127 on property taxes each year, reason enough for some people to consider local real estate taxes as a priority in decisions about where to move. Some states are relative havens, others hell-holes for local property assessments. WalletHub staffer John S Kiernan dives into the topic and identifies 10 states where the real estate tax rates rank the lowest.
Kiernan and his teammates compare 50 states and the District of Columbia using U.S. Census Bureau data to determine real-estate tax rates. They divide the median real estate tax payment by median home price in each state and then get the real estate tax rates for each state.