Most school budget votes for Long Island calendar year 2011-2012 passed today. On average there is a 4% increase across in Tax Levy this year and based on data collected as of year 2009 most of the counties in New York and New Jersey were leading the nation in property tax burden.
So it's an easy guess where we are today !
Nassau county of long Island is now No. 1 is property taxes.
The Census Bureau recently released American Community Survey data as a five-year average, from 2005 to 2009. The larger number of survey responses and correspondingly larger sample sizes included in this five-year period allows estimates to be calculated for every county (or county-level entity) in the United States. Previously, these data releases were limited to one-year or three-year averages, and the lower sample sizes for these releases meant that only mid- to high-population counties were included.
Data release includes nearly all 3,139 counties in the United States. It excluded 217 counties from our rankings because of their unreliably small sample size, for a final universe of 2,922 counties.
Hunterdon County, New Jersey ranks first for median property taxes. For median property taxes as a percentage of median home value, Orleans County, New York takes the top spot, and all of the top ten counties for this statistic are in upstate New York. Finally, the No. 1 county for median property taxes as a percentage of median household income is Passaic County, New Jersey.
Nice tool created by the Tax Foundation gives interactive property tax database
This tool allows homeowners to see how property tax bills in their area stack up against other areas across the United States.
Source: The Tax Foundation