Texas joins Illinois and three Northeastern States with the highest property tax. 
With tax appraisals going out soon, it’s no surprise that Texas is being singled out as a state with some of the highest property taxes.

“While higher median tax rates are seen primarily among states in the northeast, a notable exception is Texas, which has a median property tax rate of 2.17 percent,” CoreLogic said in the report.

The average property tax rate in the Lone Star State is about 70 percent higher than the nationwide average rate of 1.31 percent.

Across the country a homeowner with a property valued at $200,000 will pay $2,620 a year in property taxes, CoreLogic said.

In Texas, the bill on that same value house would be over $4,300.

The lowest property tax rates in the U.S. are in Hawaii, the Rocky Mountain region and southeastern states.

While Texas often claims that its high property taxes are offset by the lack of a state income tax, studies show that’s only partly true.

A recent study by WalletHub showed that Texas was among the two dozen states with the highest overall tax burden.

Texas residents’ total state and local tax burden is more than 11 percent, according to WalletHub.