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

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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Here's what a family of four with annual income of $75,000 would pay in major state and local taxes. Rankings are for each state's largest city and Washington, D.C.

The overall ranking is based on the sum of taxes listed as a percent of the family's income. To see how the cities rank by any one type of tax (e.g. property tax), click on any column heading.

These estimates are based on 2003 data and were compiled by the government of the District of Columbia.

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