Analysis: Westmoreland, Beaver and Luzerne counties have highest property tax rates in Pennsylvania


With an effective property tax rate of 3.99 percent, Westmoreland County has the highest tax rate among Pennsylvania counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

The data shows Westmoreland County has 119,472  single-family homes with an average estimated value of about $57,500. The average tax amount is $2,295. The effective tax rate is the percentage of a home's value the owner pays in property taxes.

Rounding out the top five counties with the highest effective property taxes are Beaver (3.14 percent), Luzerne (3.13 percent), Monroe (3.09 percent) and Carbon (2.67 percent). 

Centre County (0.48 percent) has the lowest ranked property tax rate in Pennsylvania. Only those counties with at least 10,000 single-family homes -- a total of 1,414 U.S. counties in all -- were part of the ATTOM Data Solutions analysis.

Property tax rates for Pennsylvania counties

CountyMetro AreaPopulation Number of Single-Family Homes  Average Estimated Value  Average Property Tax Amount Effective Property Tax Rate
WestmorelandPittsburgh, PA  361,251   119,472  $ 57,518  $ 2,295 3.99%
BeaverPittsburgh, PA  169,785   57,442  $ 90,783  $ 2,850 3.14%
LuzerneScranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA  320,095   98,256  $ 117,969  $ 3,696 3.13%
MonroeEast Stroudsburg,

PA

  167,881   63,624  $ 153,926  $ 4,762 3.09%
CarbonAllentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ  64,634   19,104  $ 118,951  $ 3,174 2.67%
BerksReading, PA  413,965   93,490  $ 191,996  $ 4,649 2.42%
IndianaIndiana, PA  87,895   24,659  $ 109,821  $ 2,614 2.38%
NorthamptonAllentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ  299,616   95,423  $ 211,280  $ 4,978 2.36%
ArmstrongPittsburgh, PA  67,979   20,370  $ 101,041  $ 2,374 2.35%
LackawannaScranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA  213,459   57,306  $ 134,654  $ 3,133 2.33%
DelawarePhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD  561,683   180,613  $ 267,154  $ 6,111 2.29%
YorkYork-Hanover, PA  439,660   124,460  $ 187,196  $ 4,242 2.27%
ErieErie, PA  279,858   71,723  $ 134,459  $ 2,989 2.22%
LawrenceNew Castle, PA  89,162   34,987  $ 98,232  $ 2,179 2.22%
SchuylkillPottsville, PA  146,360   51,511  $ 85,133  $ 1,869 2.19%
Wayne

  51,642   25,143  $ 161,388  $ 3,215 1.99%
DauphinHarrisburg-Carlisle, PA  271,094   76,399  $ 166,512  $ 3,313 1.99%
LehighAllentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ  356,756   95,083  $ 219,227  $ 4,351 1.98%
FayettePittsburgh, PA  134,851   48,667  $ 108,076  $ 2,144 1.98%
AlleghenyPittsburgh, PA  1,231,145   359,071  $ 181,923  $ 3,492 1.92%
VenangoOil City, PA  53,906   19,637  $ 78,398  $ 1,498 1.91%
PikeNew York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA  56,632   35,293  $ 151,785  $ 2,890 1.90%
LancasterLancaster, PA  530,216   139,337  $ 209,756  $ 3,955 1.89%
LebanonLebanon, PA  135,776   40,649  $ 179,099  $ 3,372 1.88%
ClintonLock Haven, PA  39,614   11,372  $ 116,062  $ 2,155 1.86%
MontgomeryPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD  812,970   227,659  $ 336,269  $ 6,221 1.85%
ColumbiaBloomsburg-Berwick, PA  66,912   19,404  $ 114,436  $ 2,117 1.85%
LycomingWilliamsport, PA  116,656   32,282  $ 150,674  $ 2,602 1.73%
ChesterPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD  509,797   139,019  $ 368,465  $ 6,091 1.65%
FranklinChambersburg-Waynesboro, PA  152,285   45,310  $ 166,776  $ 2,726 1.63%
BucksPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD  626,583   160,005  $ 359,863  $ 5,859 1.63%
AdamsGettysburg, PA  101,767   30,530  $ 203,157  $ 3,260 1.60%
WashingtonPittsburgh, PA  208,226   71,482  $ 186,004  $ 2,944 1.58%
PerryHarrisburg-Carlisle, PA  45,677   12,497  $ 156,854  $ 2,472 1.58%
Clarion

  39,454   13,902  $ 82,262  $ 1,259 1.53%
CumberlandHarrisburg-Carlisle, PA  241,427   80,786  $ 217,864  $ 3,288 1.51%
NorthumberlandSunbury, PA  94,006   33,391  $ 93,377  $ 1,399 1.50%
MckeanBradford, PA  42,884   13,940  $ 69,129  $ 971 1.41%
ButlerPittsburgh, PA  185,689   50,456  $ 253,559  $ 3,182 1.25%
HuntingdonHuntingdon, PA  45,906   13,734  $ 118,597  $ 1,420 1.20%
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD  1,555,072   108,398  $ 233,591  $ 2,787 1.19%
Tioga

  42,284   14,558  $ 135,304  $ 1,438 1.06%
CrawfordMeadville, PA  87,343   24,729  $ 69,811  $ 720 1.03%
BradfordSayre, PA  62,228   17,331  $ 117,120  $ 1,206 1.03%
Bedford

  49,086   17,605  $ 150,084  $ 1,510 1.01%
ClearfieldDuBois, PA  81,343   28,528  $ 83,866  $ 819 0.98%
UnionLewisburg, PA  44,958   11,350  $ 185,336  $ 1,468 0.79%
CambriaJohnstown, PA  139,381   50,633  $ 72,450  $ 549 0.76%
BlairAltoona, PA  126,448   36,708  $ 148,639  $ 1,080 0.73%
MifflinLewistown, PA  46,675   13,902  $ 88,518  $ 527 0.59%
CentreState College, PA  157,823   40,154  $ 227,479  $ 1,100 0.48%
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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