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NJ Spotlight's Interactive Map: The State of Property Taxes in NJ

Worried about high property taxes in the Garden State? Here's why.

 

High property taxes consistently rank as the biggest, or one of the biggest concerns of New Jersey voters.

To find out how high they actually are, you can use NJ Spotlight's new interactive map. It shows tax data for 2011 and how it has changed since 2009, or during the first two years of Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure.

Data includes the total tax levy, total tax rate, average home value, and property tax bill on that average residence -- as well as the size of the average property tax rebate and the net average property tax bill when adjusted for that rebate. The two-year change is calculated for each.

All information comes from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ property tax spreadsheets. We've pulled out some of the information for several Essex County towns below.

Use the interactive map and continue reading @ NJ Spotlight.

Belleville
Average Home Value: $248,220
Home Value Change: -19.1%
Average Property Tax: $7,947
Property Tax Change: 5.2%

Bloomfield
Average Home Value: $286,871
Home Value Change: 104.3%
Average Property Tax: $9,356
Property Tax Change: 9.3%

Caldwell
Average Home Value: $429,423
Home Value Change: -0.7%
Average Property Tax: $9,906
Property Tax Change: 3.2%

Cedar Grove
Average Home Value: $480,464
Home Value Change: 578.0%
Average Property Tax: $9,101
Property Tax Change: 8.4%

Livingston
Average Home Value: $604,650
Home Value Change: -0.7%
Average Property Tax: $12,929
Property Tax Change: 7.6%

Maplewood
Average Home Value: $422,840
Home Value Change: 57.6%
Average Property Tax: $13,118
Property Tax Change: 5.0%

Millburn
Average Home Value: $1,082,015
Home Value Change: -0.6%
Average Property Tax: $19,989
Property Tax Change: 4.7%

Montclair
Average Home Value: $640,131
Home Value Change: -2.0%
Average Property Tax: $16,392
Property Tax Change: 5.2%

Newark
Average Home Value: $182,185
Home Value Change: 2.1%
Average Property Tax: $6,062
Property Tax Change: 24.1%

South Orange
Average Home Value: $573,960
Home Value Change: -1.9%
Average Property Tax: $15,682
Property Tax Change: 5.9%

Verona
Average Home Value: $386,391
Home Value Change: 320.6%
Average Property Tax: $9,849
Property Tax Change: 8.1%

West Caldwell
Average Home Value: $432,356
Home Value Change: 93.1%
Average Property Tax: $9,466
Property Tax Change: 5.0%

West Orange
Average Home Value: $339,660
Home Value Change: 259.3%
Average Property Tax: $11,822
Property Tax Change: -0.3%

NJ Spotlight is an online news service providing insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey.

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