What are property taxes?
What are property taxes? Property taxes make up the bulk of local revenue collected in most school districts, and in 2016-17, school districts collected more than $13 billion in property taxes. Levied on real estate, property taxes accounted for 42% of all school district revenue in 2016-17.
Click on the image link below to view our interactive graph illustrating the statewide property tax ratio—which is the amount of school district property taxes collected each year compared to total school district revenue (which includes all local, state, federal and other revenue) each year.
Click on the map below to see the property tax ratio for each school district—the amount of school district property taxes collected in 2016-17 compared to each school district’s total revenue for 2016-17. A higher property tax ratio means that the school district is more reliant on property taxes in comparison to other revenues.