If You're a Homeowner in Illinois, You Need to See This Chart

Home values, property taxes vary widely in Illinois’ 102 counties

When looking to move and buy a home somewhere, the famous saying is "location, location, location." Yes, location is important. It influences how much your house may cost and how much you will be paying for property taxes.

The Tax Policy Center has data on the average home value and the average property taxes paid in all 102 Illinois counties. We've got it in chart form along with the property tax rate as a percentage of the home value.

If you have ever wondered what other Illinois counties pay in property taxes, this list is for you. Each county is different and it helps to know before you go buy a house what the average home value and property tax rate is in each county.

While property taxes will vary from county to county, because Illinois has a flat income tax rate, the income tax will stay the same no matter where you live in the state. But at what rate will it stay the same. Will it be rolled back to 3.75 percent or made permanent at 5 percent? Now is your chance to have your voice be heard on the issue. Sound off and let our state lawmakers know what you think about the future of the income tax in Illinois.

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Judith June 06, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Well, it sure is nice to know that Cook County doesn't have the highest percentage of real estate taxes after all!
FaceOnMars June 06, 2014 at 04:47 PM
TH: do you REALLY believe a renter's rent fee does not include or somehow reflect the taxes the owner IS paying? Likewise, the non-resident owner of any given unit is not sending their kid to school (or at least from that address) ... so it's not as if the renters should be considered as "extra".
Vicky Kujawa June 06, 2014 at 05:00 PM
TH is likely referring to the gang-infested apartments around Dempster/Dee/Ballard.......
Vicky Kujawa June 06, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Park Ridge is in Crook County .
FaceOnMars June 06, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Regardless, TH's comment has very little to do with "fairness" ... since when does the degree or amount of education supposed to correlate to the amount of taxes one pays? Change the system at it's root re: equitability of taxation and school funding vs. shunning those who happen to be on the "winning end" (financially speaking) of the spectrum of a system we all accept.


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