Map of the Day: Property Tax Growth

Source: The Tax Foundation

Virginia’s property taxes increased (as a ratio of the median real estate tax to median home value) by 4.5% between 2009 and 2010. Thirty-three states saw property taxes rise at a faster rate. North Dakota and Indiana were the only states to see their rates fall. (Click on map for more legible image.)

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9 responses to “Map of the Day: Property Tax Growth”

  1. You ayent seen nothing yet.

    Anne Arundel has the first cut at their costs for meeting the new Chesapeake Bay Cleanup plan. The costs for improvements to sewage treatemt plants connecting current septic systems to central sewer and storm water runoff control are equal to ALL of Anne Arundels current budget.

    In other words property taxes (or some kind of taxes and fees) could go up by $4000 per person.

    We are talking two billlion dollars in capital improvements for just one county.

    But, say the Pollyannas, look at all the new jobs we will create.

    I think the final plans are “suddently “due in March or April – after 30 years of do-nothing yakking and studying and finger pointing. Public participation at its finest.

    Might be a good time to move as far away from the Bay as possible. Which of course is exactly what the CBF would like and has previously suggested.

  2. “Thirty-three states saw property taxes rise at a faster rate. ”

    Tends to lead one to believe we may be falling behind in the level of services provided.

  3. Hydra makes a good point. Our government spent 30 years evading and avoiding the bay clean up. Now, the cost is $4,000 per person in Anne Arundel County. Had the work been conducted as it was needed, I suspect that the cost would have been less than $100 per person per year (in today’s dollars).

    Meanwhile, Virginia clings to the hope that the EPA will be unable to force the states to do what they were compelled to do. Good luck with that.

  4. Hydra’s point about a decline in services here in Virginia is also well taken. Too little in taxes means too little in investment. This is creating a state where nobody wants to live. At least, nobody with the gumption to leave (which would be most of the surplus taxpayers).

    We are watching a state commit fiscal suicide.

    Good work, Clown Show!

  5. LORD! Groveton has gone from an Anti-Obama fiscal conservative to a raving tax&spender….

    warning! warning! Will Robinson!

    when will we start receiving the tax & spend youtube videos?

  6. Larry, Larry, Larry …

    I have argued for increasing the gas tax from the very first comment I ever posted on this blog.

    If there were a decentralization of control from the Clown Show to the localities, I would support higher taxes in Fairfax County.

    Somebody has to build the kinds of places where people want to live and where jobs will be created. That’s the only way that Virginia will attract and retain surplus taxpayers.

  7. Somebody has to build the kinds of places where people want to live and where jobs will be created.


    We need more places.

  8. And that is just one county. Multiply the Anne arundel costs by many but not all of the counties in the watershed, and you are suddenly looking at a regional overhead cost that could take the whole region under. The waterfront mansions like one owned by a friend on the wye River will remain, but working areas like Bowie,PG and others could look like Detroit.

    The drainage into the Bay is a lot larger than the Bay itself. At the Anne Arundel rate, it might be cheaper to just dig a brand new Bay.

  9. re: gas tax for NoVa / not to rain on your parade – but….

    this handy-dandy chart will tell you the bad news:

    Northern Virginia
    Source 1% gas tax = 28 million per year
    1 cent per gal = 9 million per year

    the gas tax has lost it’s mo-jo…

    when gas gets expensive… people buy more fuel-efficient cars.

    while the gas tax lost half it’s value from the last increase due to inflation

    it lost even more due to cars getting much more efficient.

    it’s no longer a viable source of revenues for NEW construction.

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