Texas has one of the highest property tax rates in the United States

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The Lone Star State ranks 45th in the nation with a tax rate of 1.80%.

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The state of Texas has one of the highest property tax rates in the United States, according to research by WalletHub. The Lone Star State ranks 45th in the nation with a tax rate of 1.80%.

That means Texans pay $3,907 a year in property taxes on a home at the median price in the United States, or $217,500. The median home price in Texas is $172,500, which would put the property taxes for a median priced home in the state at $3,099 per year.

New Jersey has the highest property tax rate in the nation at 2.49%, while Hawaii has the lowest at 0.28%.

However, residents of Alabama pay the least property taxes based on tax rate and median house price. With a tax rate of 0.41% and a median home value of $142,700, Alabama residents pay an average of $587 per year in property taxes.

New Jersey again finds itself at the other end of the spectrum, with residents paying $8,362 in annual property taxes on a home with a median price of $335,600.

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