Here’s how much Atlanta homeowners pay in property taxes

by Rincey Abraham

 

Atlanta homeowners pay less in property taxes compared to the national average, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions.

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Rosewell MSA had an average property tax rate of $2,079 in 2016 and an effective tax rate 0.87 percent, which ranks No. 136 out of 217 MSAs nationally. The average estimated home value in the area was $238,230.

Fulton County homeowners paid the highest in average property taxes in 2016 at $3,324 in Atlanta. However, Gwinnett County and Dekalb County had the highest effective tax rate in the area at 1.03 percent.

Property taxes nationwide on single-family homes in 2016 totaled $277.7 billion, an average of $3,296 per home and an effective tax rate of 1.15 percent. The average annual property tax for owner-occupied single-family homes nationwide was $3,658, an effective tax rate of 1.21 percent. The average annual property tax for investment homes nationwide is $2,437, and the effective tax rate is 1.03 percent.

County No. of single family homes Average home value Average Property Taxes Effective Tax Rate
Fulton  251,691 $350,436 $3,324 0.95%
Fayette  38,026 $283,331 $2,649 0.94%
Gwinnett  203,590 $242,541 $2,506 1.03%
Dekalb  202,849 $235,274 $2,431 1.03%
Forsyth  56,896 $319,913 $2,367 0.74%
Cobb  192,614 $274,597 $1,912 0.70%
Cherokee  88,501 $257,001 $1,776 0.69%
Henry  79,948 $186,709 $1,731 0.93%
Coweta  45,417 $206,885 $1,598 0.77%
Paulding  34,733 $172,409 $1,566 0.91%
Douglas  49,806 $167,142 $1,369 0.82%
Newton  34,995 $151,108 $1,328 0.88%
Bartow  35,732 $172,886 $1,223 0.71%
Carroll  35,659 $158,397 $1,032 0.65%
Clayton  70,461 $102,201 $984 0.96%