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Highest property taxes in America

They're home to the three counties that charge the highest average property taxes in the country. By contrast, a number of counties in Alabama and Louisiana have some of the lowest. Across the United States as a whole, between 2007 and 2011, 60% of counties reported average property tax burdens of between $500 and $1,500 a year. That might cover one month's tax burden for many homeowners in one of the three most expensive counties: Westchester County, N.Y. ($9,647 a year); Nassau County, N.Y., ($9,080) and Bergen County, N.J. ($8,893). Another five counties in New Jersey had average annual burdens topping $8,000. By contrast, of the 24 counties nationwide with annual property taxes below $250 a year, nearly all were in Alabama and Louisiana, the study found.