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Washtenaw County Pays Michigan's Highest Home Taxes

Washtenaw County was the property tax king in Michigan when it comes to home owners, according to an analysis done by the Tax Foundation.

Washtenaw County had a median of $3,699 paid in property taxes on a home in a five-year average from 2005 to 2009. Washtenaw County was tied for 71st highest nationally with Delaware County in Pennsylvania.

The analysis includes property taxes paid by households on owner-occupied housing. The analysis didn’t include property taxes paid by businesses, renters and others. The data came from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oakland County was ranked 101st in the country. That county had a median of $3,338 paid in property taxes.

Macomb County was third highest in the state of Michigan. It ranked 207th nationally at $2,584 per home. Livingston County followed at 211th at $2,584 per home.

Ingham County rounded out the top five highest paying counties in Michigan at $2,529 per home. Ingham County ranked 227th nationally.

Hunterdon County in New Jersey ranked No. 1 in the nation, with a median of $8,216 paid. The Bethel Census Area in Alaska was ranked last at 2,922nd, with an average of $105 per home.

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