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Analysis: Baltimore City, Howard and Prince George's counties have top property tax rates in Maryland

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By Maryland State Wire | May 1, 2018

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With an effective property tax rate of 1.49 percent, Baltimore City has the highest tax rate among Maryland counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

The data shows Baltimore City has 209,638 single-family homes with an average estimated value of about $167,000. The average tax amount is $2,498. The effective tax rate is the percentage of a home's value the owner pays in property taxes.

Rounding out the top five counties with the highest effective property taxes are Howard (1.21 percent), Prince George's County (1.15 percent), Charles (1.11 percent) and Baltimore County (1.10 percent). 

Talbot County (0.53 percent) has the lowest ranked property tax rate in Maryland. Only those counties with at least 10,000 single-family homes -- a total of 1,414 U.S. counties in all -- were part of the ATTOM Data Solutions analysis.

Property tax rates for Maryland counties

CountyMetro AreaPopulation Number of Single-Family Homes  Average Estimated Value  Average Property Tax Amount Effective Property Tax Rate
Baltimore CityBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD  622,454   209,638  $ 167,480  $ 2,498 1.49%
HowardBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD  304,115   65,257  $ 534,050  $ 6,450 1.21%
Prince George's CountyWashington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV  892,816   204,582  $ 338,527  $ 3,906 1.15%
CharlesWashington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV  152,754   45,889  $ 323,415  $ 3,593 1.11%
BaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD  822,959   229,927  $ 291,063  $ 3,198 1.10%
FrederickWashington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV  241,373   67,040  $ 358,594  $ 3,810 1.06%
MontgomeryWashington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV  1,017,859   185,624  $ 637,879  $ 6,539 1.03%
CarrollBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD  167,444   52,113  $ 340,817  $ 3,416 1.00%
Kent

  19,923   12,235  $ 255,979  $ 2,428 0.95%
Caroline

  32,661   12,317  $ 196,275  $ 1,859 0.95%
CecilPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD  101,960   37,847  $ 239,153  $ 2,244 0.94%
HarfordBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD  248,966   78,129  $ 303,532  $ 2,755 0.91%
DorchesterCambridge, MD  32,534   16,396  $ 173,903  $ 1,543 0.89%
CalvertWashington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV  90,114   38,320  $ 343,817  $ 3,002 0.87%
Anne ArundelBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD  555,280   174,062  $ 413,590  $ 3,592 0.87%
WorcesterSalisbury, MD-DE  51,519   33,125  $ 260,095  $ 2,257 0.87%
Saint MarysCalifornia-Lexington Park,

MD

  109,614   39,139  $ 306,452  $ 2,652 0.87%
Garrett

  29,813   16,509  $ 259,360  $ 2,117 0.82%
WashingtonHagerstown-Martinsburg,

MD-WV

  149,270   46,536  $ 209,476  $ 1,703 0.81%
AlleganyCumberland, MD-WV  73,549   35,327  $ 103,119  $ 834 0.81%
WicomicoSalisbury, MD-DE  101,182   35,941  $ 166,932  $ 1,349 0.81%
Queen Anne's CountyBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD  48,600   17,699  $ 393,908  $ 3,103 0.79%
SomersetSalisbury, MD-DE  25,980   11,023  $ 117,620  $ 871 0.74%
TalbotEaston, MD  37,799   17,005  $ 417,177  $ 2,227 0.53%
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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