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How local and state taxes hit paychecks in 51 American cities.

Here's a look at what a hypothetical family of four making $75,000 a year would pay in major state and local taxes in each state's largest city and in Washington, D.C.

These estimated numbers, based on 2002 data, were compiled by the government of the District of Columbia.

City, State State and Local Taxes Percent of
$75,000 income
Income Property Sales Auto Total
Bridgeport, CT 2,267 8,605 1,149 897 $12,919 17.20%
Newark, NJ 1,060 8,558 928 263 $10,808 14.40%
Philadelphia, PA 5,286 3,197 922 359 $9,763 13.00%
New York City, NY 5,062 3,251 1,100 133 $9,546 12.70%
Baltimore, MD 4,080 3,404 1,149 329 $8,962 11.90%
Milwaukee, WI 3,122 3,949 1,100 391 $8,562 11.40%
Atlanta, GA 2,701 4,124 1,306 384 $8,514 11.40%
Portland, OR 4,522 3,370 0 328 $8,220 11.00%
Portland, ME 3,305 3,535 888 435 $8,163 10.90%
Louisville, KY 4,822 1,713 1,047 401 $7,984 10.60%
Providence, RI 1,778 4,314 1,052 774 $7,917 10.60%
Washington, DC 4,145 2,157 1,131 363 $7,797 10.40%
Los Angeles, CA 1,583 4,398 1,180 544 $7,705 10.30%
Des Moines, IA 3,213 2,765 1,120 460 $7,558 10.10%
Chicago, IL 1,831 3,574 1,514 570 $7,489 10.00%
Charlotte, NC 3,505 2,181 1,173 554 $7,413 9.90%
Columbus, OH 3,945 2,161 957 329 $7,391 9.90%
Detroit, MI 3,454 2,528 1,006 375 $7,362 9.80%
Salt Lake City, UT 3,478 2,007 1,341 479 $7,304 9.70%
Boston, MA 3,318 2,852 597 423 $7,189 9.60%
Omaha, NE 2,637 2,697 1,309 467 $7,110 9.50%
Columbia, SC 3,171 2,313 968 636 $7,088 9.50%
Burlington, VT 1,778 4,111 890 309 $7,088 9.50%
Little Rock, AR 3,033 1,948 1,428 476 $6,885 9.20%
Boise City, ID 3,381 2,128 955 417 $6,881 9.20%
Oklahoma City, OK 3,373 1,524 1,603 357 $6,858 9.10%
Kansas City, MO 3,421 1,566 1,302 519 $6,808 9.10%
Minneapolis, MN 3,183 2,126 997 462 $6,767 9.00%
Honolulu, HI 3,570 1,734 872 492 $6,668 8.90%
Jackson, MS 2,178 1,969 1,421 904 $6,472 8.60%
Birmingham, AL 3,503 988 1,576 385 $6,452 8.60%
Albuquerque, NM 2,385 2,331 1,415 258 $6,389 8.50%
Virginia Beach, VA 3,045 1,918 926 447 $6,336 8.40%
New Orleans, LA 2,035 2,167 1,610 336 $6,148 8.20%
Charleston, WV 3,232 1,179 1,141 479 $6,031 8.00%
Indianapolis, IN 2,992 1,847 868 189 $5,896 7.90%
Wilmington, DE 3,295 2,288 0 293 $5,876 7.80%
Wichita, KS 2,711 1,307 1,221 562 $5,802 7.70%
Phoenix, AZ 1,532 2,230 1,652 320 $5,733 7.60%
Denver, CO 2,480 1,452 1,242 482 $5,656 7.50%
Billings, MT 3,192 1,826 0 630 $5,648 7.50%
Fargo, ND 1,119 2,933 1,022 329 $5,403 7.20%
Seattle, WA 0 3,177 1,587 313 $5,077 6.80%
Manchester, NH 0 4,081 490 323 $4,893 6.50%
Houston, TX 0 2,849 1,509 340 $4,698 6.30%
Memphis, TN 0 2,537 1,753 366 $4,656 6.20%
Sioux Falls, SD 0 2,293 1,406 302 $4,002 5.30%
Las Vegas, NV 0 2,322 1,026 579 $3,928 5.20%
Jacksonville, FL 0 2,242 1,158 358 $3,758 5.00%
Anchorage, AK 0 3,087 0 156 $3,243 4.30%
Cheyenne, WY 0 1,009 1,309 325 $2,644 3.50%
AVERAGE $2,903 $2,761 $1,202 $424 $6,774 9.00%
MEDIAN $3,033 $2,313 $1,131 $385 $6,858 9.10%
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