Analysis: Homeowners in Hawaii, Alabama, Colorado pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

With an effective property tax rate of about 0.33 percent, Honolulu has the lowest property tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.


With an effective property tax rate of about 0.33 percent, Honolulu has the lowest property tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single family homes.

The data shows the Honolulu metropolitan area has 154,873 single-family homes with an average estimated value of nearly $920,000. The average tax amount is just over $3,000. The effective tax rate is the percentage of a home's value the owner pays in property taxes.

In addition to Hawaii, Alabama and Colorado had metropolitan areas with the five lowest effective property rates. In the No. 2 through No. 5 spots were Montgomery, Ala. (0.36 percent), Tuscaloosa, Ala. (0.41 percent), Colorado Springs, Colo. (0.42 percent) and Greeley, Colo. (0.45 percent).

The bottom 100: Metropolitan areas with lowest property tax rates

Metro AreaPopulation Number of Single Family Homes  Average Estimated Value  Average Tax Amount Effective Tax Rate

Urban Honolulu, HI  984,178 154,873$918,906$3,0120.33%
Montgomery, AL  374,864 115,048$144,333$5250.36%
Tuscaloosa, AL  235,570 54,188$165,029$6700.41%
Colorado Springs, CO  678,364 205,545$311,841$1,2950.42%
Greeley, CO  270,948 91,150$336,832$1,5200.45%
Salisbury, MD-DE  385,983 163,283$281,655$1,3140.47%
Florence, SC  206,252 63,764$130,091$6270.48%
Fort Collins, CO  318,227 96,247$399,663$1,9680.49%
Huntsville, AL  435,243 131,320$179,580$8880.49%
Provo-Orem, UT  562,357 115,982$367,055$1,8380.50%
Lake Charles, LA  202,593 61,083$162,193$8730.54%
Knoxville, TN  852,159 333,147$188,268$1,0160.54%
Boulder, CO  310,032 82,157$640,499$3,5060.55%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO  2,703,972 689,914$456,459$2,5290.55%
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ  203,362 62,278$227,805$1,2850.56%
Clarksville, TN-KY  274,389 96,246$160,000$9040.56%
Charleston, WV  223,922 93,715$127,878$7250.57%
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC  406,656 139,191$261,597$1,4910.57%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA  308,200 134,850$145,562$8330.57%
Prescott, AZ  215,996 69,633$338,553$1,9690.58%
Salt Lake City, UT  1,139,851 250,340$389,357$2,2780.59%
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN  1,761,848 560,777$281,381$1,6640.59%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC  363,074 147,929$156,387$9280.59%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara,

CA

  1,925,706 351,911$1,495,960$8,9360.60%
Mobile, AL  414,251 147,334$114,435$6870.60%
Johnson City, TN  200,327 82,538$152,544$9230.60%
Asheville, NC  437,252 136,713$279,238$1,7380.62%
Lafayette, LA  480,148 136,263$158,937$9930.62%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ  4,407,915 1,202,149$310,839$1,9580.63%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC  712,232 191,192$341,118$2,1600.63%
Houma-Thibodaux, LA  210,216 55,353$166,793$1,0710.64%
Reno, NV  438,948 113,443$398,950$2,5740.65%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT  623,323 147,023$302,440$1,9590.65%
Chattanooga, TN-GA  541,124 178,959$177,595$1,1600.65%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA  269,278 50,694$883,262$5,8160.66%
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC  852,631 279,117$193,068$1,2720.66%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL  1,138,476 364,242$184,200$1,2410.67%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward,

CA

  4,528,894 915,900$1,086,926$7,4740.69%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO  493,095 151,246$202,360$1,4040.69%
Spartanburg, SC  319,365 96,997$151,214$1,0650.70%
Fort Smith, AR-OK  280,384 84,646$120,132$8600.72%
Santa Rosa, CA  495,078 117,720$713,700$5,1940.73%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA  13,154,457 2,008,309$807,871$5,9200.73%
Lynchburg, VA  256,989 79,214$183,924$1,3550.74%
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA  435,850 78,297$804,942$5,9390.74%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH  363,700 118,357$121,328$9040.75%
Charlottesville, VA  225,070 73,565$329,698$2,4610.75%
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV  257,994 80,813$198,027$1,4850.75%
Salinas, CA  428,441 72,051$690,962$5,1830.75%
Wilmington, NC  268,257 85,986$286,636$2,1520.75%
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL  251,724 83,103$316,761$2,4140.76%
Las Cruces, NM  213,963 49,200$184,261$1,4060.76%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC  580,178 225,437$146,173$1,1160.76%
Lexington-Fayette, KY  489,799 140,382$204,904$1,5660.76%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA  840,833 167,680$677,018$5,2050.77%
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-

Arroyo Grande, CA

  276,517 72,722$647,041$5,0320.78%
Roanoke, VA  312,216 117,120$192,618$1,5090.78%
Columbia, SC  792,530 250,020$161,015$1,2650.79%
Merced, CA  263,885 55,728$253,318$1,9940.79%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA  3,223,096 571,288$702,042$5,5410.79%
Jackson, MS  577,070 180,029$187,013$1,4760.79%
Richmond, VA  1,246,215 396,000$247,918$1,9850.80%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC  2,338,792 770,565$243,086$1,9480.80%
Baton Rouge, LA  819,861 236,599$202,756$1,6310.80%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV  2,035,572 519,856$303,690$2,4450.81%
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL  467,348 152,361$183,379$1,4870.81%
Evansville, IN-KY  314,263 100,399$147,148$1,2110.82%
Bellingham, WA  207,100 55,667$396,565$3,2670.82%
Springfield, MO  448,471 151,040$158,227$1,3040.82%
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN  209,718 51,798$152,282$1,2630.83%
Raleigh, NC  1,216,711 368,273$294,575$2,4570.83%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR  1,340,336 387,747$157,120$1,3130.84%
Modesto, CA  527,367 122,506$300,888$2,5200.84%
Winston-Salem, NC  651,630 217,266$167,054$1,4050.84%
Chico, CA  222,564 56,215$289,527$2,4460.84%
Kennewick-Richland, WA  271,373 66,522$236,184$2,0130.85%
Visalia-Porterville, CA  454,033 101,411$214,456$1,8330.85%
Yakima, WA  247,408 67,722$202,122$1,7350.86%
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS  382,571 123,893$142,025$1,2250.86%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR  722,684 230,553$164,287$1,4270.87%
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA  425,753 107,655$436,994$3,7960.87%
Fayetteville, NC  375,678 16,099$163,800$1,4250.87%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA  3,614,361 879,969$578,129$5,0670.88%
Yuma, AZ  202,987 39,168$172,443$1,5130.88%
Boise City, ID  651,402 196,213$263,297$2,3410.89%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA  5,535,837 1,632,260$243,506$2,1670.89%
Barnstable Town, MA  214,766 123,504$501,071$4,4630.89%
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN  1,261,936 391,446$188,250$1,6930.90%
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA  255,441 73,731$398,284$3,5940.90%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA  2,221,525 587,976$421,261$3,8190.91%
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL  341,091 89,627$579,856$5,2730.91%
Stockton-Lodi, CA  708,554 158,823$348,232$3,1740.91%
Fort Wayne, IN  424,579 135,607$132,423$1,2120.92%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC  1,706,878 458,503$268,783$2,4630.92%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN  200,685 51,923$155,868$1,4360.92%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI  319,198 116,002$129,073$1,2000.93%
Fresno, CA  956,749 206,919$263,602$2,4610.93%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL  553,591 177,993$235,128$2,2010.94%
Greensboro-High Point, NC  741,433 237,583$167,027$1,5820.95%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN  1,950,674 588,866$186,778$1,8000.96%
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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