NJ Property Tax By The Numbers

Since taking office, one of Governor Christie’s highest priorities has been to protect taxpayers and create property tax equity for all New Jerseyans.

  • In the decade before the Christie Administration, property taxes were increasing seven percent a year.
  • Over the last five years under the leadership of Governor Christie, property tax increases have been capped under 2%, having averaged an increase of just 1.9%. Despite this, New Jersey still remains one of the highest-taxed states in the country.

The Christie Administration believes we can do better, and with more reforms, we will.

According to a report released by WalletHub, using U.S. Census Bureau data, New Jersey homeowners pay the highest property taxes in the United States, nearly 4 times higher than the national average. The U.S. Census Bureau reports, the average American household spends $2,127 on property taxes for their homes each year.

Highest Average Annual Property Taxes Across The Country

State Taxes Paid
New Jersey $7,335

Connecticut $5,244

New York $4,478

New Hampshire $4,996

California $3,021

Maryland $3,118

Massachusetts $3,896

Rhode Island $3,883

Vermont $3,717

Wisconsin $3,266

Last year, according to the latest Department of Community Affairs data, New Jerseyans on average paid $8,353 in property taxes. A closer look at the data shows that each county in the state pays more than the national average of $2,127 .


County Average Total Property Taxes
(not including credits and deductions)
Atlantic County $6,463
Bergen County $11,078
Burlington County $6,525
Camden County $6,199
Cape May County $4,729
Cumberland County $3,921
Essex County $11,247
Gloucester County $6,465
Hudson County $8,184
Hunterdon County $9,221
Mercer County $7,921
Middlesex County $7,725
Monmouth County $8,667
Morris County $9,842
Ocean County $5,906
Passaic County $9,697
Salem County $5,091
Somerset County $9,499
Sussex County $7,292
Union County $10,521
Warren County $6,716


The biggest driver of New Jersey’s highest in the nation property taxes is the ineffective and unfair school funding formula. We have the obligation to finally deliver real property tax relief to tax-strapped families with school funding fairness.