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City-by-city Tax Burdens
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Taxes aren't just a function of income. According to a survey conducted by the District of Columbia, a hypothetical family of four in Bridgeport, Conn. with household income of $75,000 paid an estimated $13,272 in income, property, sales and auto taxes in 2003. That's nearly five times more than they would have paid in Cheyenne, Wyo.

The study, which was released in August, looked at the tax burdens of hypothetical families in the largest city in each of the 50 states and D.C. For families with household income of $75,000, the study based property tax estimates on property valued at $254,737.

See the full study for an explanation of other assumptions as well as estimates for families with household incomes of $25,000, $50,000, $100,000 and $150,000.

City State Income Property Sales Auto Total
Burden
Percent
Burden
Providence RI 1,613 6,144 1,052 918 9,727 13.00%
Bridgeport CT 2,665 8,605 1,112 890 13,272 17.70%
Jackson MS 2,060 1,971 1,421 745 6,197 8.30%
Billings MT 3,118 1,864 0 628 5,610 7.50%
Chicago IL 2,010 3,574 1,584 622 7,790 10.40%
Denver CO 2,354 1,362 1,215 604 5,535 7.40%
Columbia SC 2,986 2,214 968 601 9,769 9.00%
Wichita KS 2,556 1,309 1,221 597 5,683 7.60%
Charleston WV 3,232 1,395 1,141 577 6,344 8.50%
Salt Lake City UT 3,348 1,904 1,341 561 7,153 9.50%
Portland ME 3,083 3,258 888 560 7,789 10.40%
Las Vegas NV 0 2,225 1,026 551 3,802 5.10%
Los Angeles CA 1,345 4,426 1,180 536 7,488 10.00%
Charlotte NC 3,314 2,021 1,207 519 7,061 9.40%
Kansas City MO 3,368 1,595 1,325 517 6,805 9.10%
Boston MA 3,318 3,448 597 516 7,878 10.50%
Omaha NE 2,517 2,823 1,309 489 7,138 9.50%
Des Moines IA 2,978 2,617 1,197 470 7,262 9.70%
Little Rock AR 2,953 1,648 1,529 464 6,594 8.80%
Virginia Beach VA 2,901 1,918 1,136 456 6,411 8.50%
Cheyenne WY 0 1,108 1,340 451 2,899 3.90%
Minneapolis MN 2,936 2,582 997 447 6,962 9.30%
Average $2,845 $2,836 $1,194 $440 $6,832 9.10%
Phoenix AZ 1,454 1,248 1,652 429 4,782 6.40%
Milwaukee WI 2,993 3,948 1,096 403 8,439 11.30%
Boise ID 3,298 2,176 1,170 399 7,043 9.40%
Manchester NH 0 4,399 461 398 5,259 7.00%
Birmingham AL 3,453 988 1,344 396 6,181 8.20%
WASHINGTON DC 3,913 2,157 1,131 392 7,594 10.10%
Detroit MI 4,292 2,570 1,006 389 8,257 11.00%
Honolulu HI 3,399 1,781 824 388 6,393 8.50%
Atlanta GA 2,521 4,029 1,328 383 8,261 11.00%
New Orleans LA 2,518 2,231 1,668 382 6,798 9.10%
Memphis TN 0 2,501 1,830 376 4,708 6.30%
Louisville KY 4,826 1,713 1,047 367 7,954 10.60%
Seattle WA 0 3,114 1,415 348 4,876 6.50%
Oklahoma City OK 3,178 1,538 1,533 345 6,593 8.80%
Philadelphia PA 5,242 3,197 977 341 9,757 13.00%
Jacksonville FL 0 1,744 1,158 333 3,235 4.30%
Columbus OH 3,936 2,038 1,128 333 7,434 9.90%
Houston TX 0 2,861 1,426 325 4,612 6.10%
Fargo ND 995 3,111 996 314 5,416 7.20%
Baltimore MD 3,870 3,598 1,144 311 8,923 11.90%
Burlington VT 1,640 3,971 890 305 6,807 9.10%
Sioux Falls SD 0 2,228 1,406 296 3,930 5.20%
Newark NJ 1,041 8,581 971 296 10,889 14.50%
Portland OR 4,842 4,145 0 287 9,273 12.40%
New York City NY 5,020 3,928 1,265 277 10,490 14.00%
Wilmington DE 3,153 2,416 0 276 5,845 7.80%
Albuquerque NM 2,172 2,517 1,415 265 6,369 8.50%
Indianapolis IN 2,788 2,856 1,073 209 6,925 9.20%
Anchorage AK 0 3,058 0 150 3,209 4.30%



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