The List: Average Property Taxes Paid in New Jersey, Ranked by County

NJTV News | February 6, 2019 | The List
The average bill varies greatly by county, with homeowners in the north having to dig deeper

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The common complaint in New Jersey is that taxes are too high. But what any individual pays is based largely on where they live.

In 2017, taxpayers up north, in Essex County, topped the list at $11,919; at the other end of the scale and of the state is Cumberland County, where the average paid was $4,152.

Here is a list of the average property tax bills by county for 2017, the latest available data, ranked from highest to lowest:

1. Essex County

2017 average property tax bill: $11,919

2. Bergen County

2017 average property tax bill: $11,564

3. Union County

2017 average property tax bill: $11,057

4. Morris County

2017 average property tax bill: $10,262

5. Somerset County

2017 average property tax bill: $9,831

6. Passaic County

2017 average property tax bill: $9,781

7. Hunterdon County

2017 average property tax bill: $9,535

8. Monmouth County

2017 average property tax bill: $8,975

9. Hudson County

2017 average property tax bill: $8,532

10. Mercer County

2017 average property tax bill: $8,144

11. Middlesex County

2017 average property tax bill: $7,917

12. Sussex County

2017 average property tax bill: $7,537

13. Warren County

2017 average property tax bill: $6,943

14. Gloucester County

2017 average property tax bill: $6,781

15. Burlington County

2017 average property tax bill: $6,774

16. Camden County

2017 average property tax bill: $6,512

17. Atlantic County

2017 average property tax bill: $6,340

18. Ocean County

2017 average property tax bill: $6,169

19. Salem County

2017 average property tax bill: $5,533

20. Cape May County

2017 average property tax bill: $4,990

21. Cumberland County

2017 average property tax bill: $4,152

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