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According to the Tax Foundation, Illinois pays the second highest property tax in the nation. And there are some  counties, the real estate website Smart Asset documented, that pay more than others.

Each state has its own formula . Some states pay higher taxes because they don’t collect  state income tax. Other states like Illinois and New Jersey  bundle property taxes among other hefty taxes and ramp the charge.

In Illinois, the median property tax is about $3,507 for a house that costs $202,200, or 1.73 percent of the property’s assessed fair market value – depending on where you live. More recently Reboot Illinois used a Smart Asset report and listed the top 25 counties with the highest Illinois property tax rates.

Here are the top ten:

  • DuPage County, IL: Median Home Value: $286,500; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $6,115
  • Champaign County, IL: Median Home Value: $149,500; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,181
  • Kankakee County, IL: Median Home Value: $145,900; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,108
  • Macon County, IL: Median Home Value: $93,300; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,005
  • Ogle County, IL: Median Home Value: $149,500; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,236
  • Rock Island County, IL: Median Home Value: $113,800; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,455
  • Ford County, IL: Median Home Value: $89,600; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $1,934
  • Grundy County, IL: Median Home Value:$182,200; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,966
  • Peoria County, IL: Median Home Value: $123,200; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,711
  • Whiteside County, IL: Median Home Value: $99,400; Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,183

You can see the median property taxes for each county in Illinois in the chart on this page.