Analysis: Bureau, Winnebago and Coles counties have highest property tax rates in Illinois


With an effective property tax rate of 3.64 percent, Bureau County has the highest tax rate among Illinois counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

The data shows Bureau County has 11,821 single-family homes with an average estimated value of about $85,000. The average tax amount is $3,092. 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 Winnebago (3.19 percent), Coles (3.12 percent), Kendall (2.95 percent) and DeKalb (2.88 percent). 

Effingham County (0.91 percent) had the lowest ranked property tax rate in Illinois. 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 Illinois counties

CountyMetro AreaPopulation Number of Single-Family Homes  Average Estimated Value  Average Property Tax Amount Effective Property Tax Rate
BureauOttawa-Peru, IL  34,115   11,821  $ 85,027  $ 3,092 3.64%
WinnebagoRockford, IL  290,439   82,399  $ 105,871  $ 3,380 3.19%
ColesCharleston-Mattoon, IL  53,037   17,308  $ 83,428  $ 2,606 3.12%
KendallChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  120,036   32,763  $ 219,228  $ 6,474 2.95%
De KalbChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  104,345   27,612  $ 171,276  $ 4,934 2.88%
MchenryChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  307,357   104,813  $ 226,028  $ 6,383 2.82%
KaneChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  524,886   134,636  $ 235,772  $ 6,517 2.76%
LakeChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  702,898   199,165  $ 332,413  $ 8,990 2.70%
PeoriaPeoria, IL  187,112   62,246  $ 123,518  $ 3,330 2.70%
JacksonCarbondale-Marion, IL  59,534   15,530  $ 96,322  $ 2,491 2.59%
KankakeeKankakee, IL  112,221   35,735  $ 136,904  $ 3,537 2.58%
Rock IslandDavenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL  147,161   52,001  $ 111,690  $ 2,855 2.56%
HenryDavenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL  49,883   19,842  $ 103,580  $ 2,639 2.55%
KnoxGalesburg, IL  52,112   18,551  $ 81,723  $ 2,055 2.51%
LivingstonPontiac, IL  37,689   10,877  $ 104,580  $ 2,619 2.50%
McleanBloomington, IL  173,114   50,642  $ 171,428  $ 4,217 2.46%
MaconDecatur, IL  109,193   40,329  $ 98,251  $ 2,405 2.45%
WhitesideSterling, IL  57,525   20,749  $ 94,370  $ 2,308 2.45%
WoodfordPeoria, IL  39,106   11,983  $ 164,074  $ 4,002 2.44%
BooneRockford, IL  53,851   15,293  $ 168,362  $ 4,104 2.44%
Saint ClairSt. Louis, MO-IL  267,029   76,650  $ 126,432  $ 3,034 2.40%
OgleRochelle, IL  52,397   16,059  $ 125,663  $ 3,012 2.40%
WillChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  683,995   225,077  $ 233,701  $ 5,554 2.38%
LeeDixon, IL  35,027   11,776  $ 101,820  $ 2,410 2.37%
SangamonSpringfield, IL  199,016   69,985  $ 133,200  $ 3,089 2.32%
Montgomery

  29,348   10,774  $ 68,790  $ 1,589 2.31%
TazewellPeoria, IL  135,697   49,627  $ 139,089  $ 3,154 2.27%
Iroquois

  29,053   11,535  $ 95,423  $ 2,152 2.26%
ChampaignChampaign-Urbana, IL  205,766   48,241  $ 159,581  $ 3,528 2.21%
La SalleOttawa-Peru, IL  112,579   38,405  $ 109,081  $ 2,404 2.20%
Du PageChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  930,412   261,860  $ 359,027  $ 7,801 2.17%
CookChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  5,236,393   851,277  $ 284,149  $ 5,964 2.10%
GrundyChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI  50,277   16,698  $ 194,772  $ 4,051 2.08%
MadisonSt. Louis, MO-IL  267,356   90,062  $ 138,394  $ 2,838 2.05%
ClintonSt. Louis, MO-IL  37,929   12,469  $ 133,522  $ 2,720 2.04%
MorganJacksonville, IL  35,129   11,483  $ 99,143  $ 2,019 2.04%
ChristianTaylorville, IL  34,200   13,738  $ 88,618  $ 1,743 1.97%
VermilionDanville, IL  80,368   28,975  $ 77,661  $ 1,472 1.90%
MonroeSt. Louis, MO-IL  33,539   10,712  $ 208,911  $ 3,766 1.80%
JeffersonMount Vernon, IL  38,578   11,231  $ 86,135  $ 1,547 1.80%
Randolph

  33,069   10,533  $ 82,560  $ 1,480 1.79%
StephensonFreeport, IL  46,625   16,727  $ 143,308  $ 2,513 1.75%
MacoupinSt. Louis, MO-IL  46,844   18,321  $ 90,898  $ 1,588 1.75%
Crawford

  19,541   13,315  $ 64,276  $ 1,034 1.61%
WilliamsonCarbondale-Marion, IL  67,121   23,243  $ 105,682  $ 1,682 1.59%
Saline

  24,783   10,652  $ 72,253  $ 1,136 1.57%
FultonCanton, IL  36,323   13,737  $ 101,566  $ 1,566 1.54%
Franklin

  39,694   17,436  $ 83,930  $ 1,125 1.34%
EffinghamEffingham, IL  34,332   12,094  $ 136,090  $ 1,236 0.91%
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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