Analysis: Alachua, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties have highest property tax rates in Florida

With an effective property tax rate of 1.35 percent, Alachua County has the highest tax rate among Florida counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

With an effective property tax rate of 1.35 percent, Alachua County has the highest tax rate among Florida counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

The data shows Alachua County has 61,227 single-family homes with an average estimated value of about $205,000. The average tax amount is $2,764. The effective tax rate is the percentage of a home's value the owner pays in property taxes.

Rounding out the top five counties with the highest effective property taxes are St. Lucie (1.32 percent), Palm Beach (1.26 percent), Lee (1.24 percent) and Putnam (1.24 percent). 

Walton County (0.69 percent) had the lowest ranked property tax rate in Florida. Only those counties with at least 10,000 single-family homes -- a total of 1,414 U.S. counties in all -- were part of the ATTOM Data Solutions analysis.

Property tax rates for Florida counties

CountyMetro AreaPopulation Number of Single-Family Homes  Average Estimated Value  Average Property Tax Amount Effective Property Tax Rate
AlachuaGainesville, FL  254,218   61,227  $ 204,752  $ 2,764 1.35%
Saint LuciePort St. Lucie, FL  288,006   98,645  $ 208,071  $ 2,748 1.32%
Palm BeachMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL  1,378,806   304,800  $ 428,423  $ 5,386 1.26%
LeeCape Coral-Fort Myers, FL  663,675   225,293  $ 298,849  $ 3,720 1.24%
PutnamPalatka, FL  72,696   16,367  $ 128,821  $ 1,595 1.24%
BrowardMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL  1,843,152   397,127  $ 368,012  $ 4,506 1.22%
SumterThe Villages, FL  108,501   56,019  $ 272,348  $ 3,267 1.20%
CharlottePunta Gorda, FL  165,783   69,593  $ 235,656  $ 2,701 1.15%
HillsboroughTampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL  1,302,884   317,792  $ 262,843  $ 2,995 1.14%
ColumbiaLake City, FL  67,806   12,949  $ 144,202  $ 1,639 1.14%
Saint JohnsJacksonville, FL  210,495   74,443  $ 357,526  $ 4,053 1.13%
OsceolaOrlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL  300,870   91,537  $ 226,993  $ 2,562 1.13%
MartinPort St. Lucie, FL  151,586   49,618  $ 364,561  $ 4,109 1.13%
PascoTampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL  479,288   152,124  $ 189,821  $ 2,118 1.12%
DuvalJacksonville, FL  890,673   261,855  $ 201,463  $ 2,224 1.10%
VolusiaDeltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL  503,719   170,533  $ 207,712  $ 2,282 1.10%
LeonTallahassee, FL  282,940   61,723  $ 226,229  $ 2,472 1.09%
OrangeOrlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL  1,229,039   299,237  $ 284,258  $ 3,073 1.08%
FlaglerDeltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL  100,783   39,219  $ 247,997  $ 2,671 1.08%
ClayJacksonville, FL  197,417   56,942  $ 212,574  $ 2,262 1.06%
Miami-DadeMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL  2,639,042   391,012  $ 411,434  $ 4,351 1.06%
ManateeNorth Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL  343,729   97,880  $ 335,039  $ 3,530 1.05%
Indian RiverSebastian-Vero Beach, FL  142,866   53,329  $ 311,441  $ 3,258 1.05%
PinellasTampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL  931,477   256,092  $ 276,934  $ 2,875 1.04%
MarionOcala, FL  336,811   103,062  $ 168,429  $ 1,734 1.03%
PolkLakeland-Winter Haven, FL  626,676   172,093  $ 178,976  $ 1,811 1.01%
LakeOrlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL  310,561   107,061  $ 220,003  $ 2,219 1.01%
NassauJacksonville, FL  75,880   23,398  $ 303,618  $ 3,057 1.01%
SarasotaNorth Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL  392,038   139,641  $ 328,188  $ 3,265 0.99%
HighlandsSebring, FL  98,328   33,137  $ 137,375  $ 1,322 0.96%
HernandoTampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL  174,809   58,378  $ 163,924  $ 1,541 0.94%
BrevardPalm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL  553,591   177,993  $ 235,128  $ 2,201 0.94%
SeminoleOrlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL  437,346   102,889  $ 288,848  $ 2,639 0.91%
CollierNaples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL  341,091   89,627  $ 579,856  $ 5,273 0.91%
EscambiaPensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL  306,327   97,096  $ 158,318  $ 1,334 0.84%
CitrusHomosassa Springs, FL  139,654   52,047  $ 168,956  $ 1,421 0.84%
GadsdenTallahassee, FL  46,424   10,958  $ 120,174  $ 992 0.83%
OkaloosaCrestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL  192,237   59,614  $ 255,752  $ 2,055 0.80%
MonroeKey West, FL  75,901   28,298  $ 694,748  $ 5,480 0.79%
BayPanama City, FL  175,353   56,416  $ 237,047  $ 1,868 0.79%
Santa RosaPensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL  161,021   55,265  $ 227,454  $ 1,760 0.77%
Jackson

  48,900   10,800  $ 109,549  $ 798 0.73%
WaltonCrestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL  59,487   23,489  $ 480,834  $ 3,328 0.69%
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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