10 States with high property taxes and an 18-yr old essay about the movie, Selma

I will be working outside the country to be able to afford bay area homes. My 18-yr old daughter Esther is ok with it. She said “Mom, you need an affordable place for you and me.  I will be busy with school and my art”.

In her essay about Selma and Dr King, Esther wrote:

Current social struggles can also be related to from this film, Selma, such as women’s rights, socioeconomic struggles and gay rights. People are seeing things that are unjust. The film, Selma, is able to look back at the past struggles which can shed light on the current social struggles. Was the movie , Selma , just there to distract you or remind you of what the real world is?

The following are 10 states with high property taxes:

  1. North Dakota

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.42%

Median home value: $116,800

Rank based on percentage of income: 27

  1. Vermont

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.59%

Median home value: $216, 300

Rank based on percentage of income: 3

  1. Michigan

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.62%

Median home value: $132,200

Rank based on percentage of income: 10

  1. Connecticut

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.63%

Median home value: $291,200

Rank based on percentage of income: 4

  1. Illinois

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.73%

Median home value: $202,200

Rank based on percentage of income: 5

  1. Nebraska

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.70%

Median home value: $123,300

Rank based on percentage of income: 14

  1. Wisconsin

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.76%

Median home value: $170,800

Rank based on percentage of income: 8

  1. Texas

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.81%

Median home value: $125,800

Rank based on percentage of income: 12

  1. New Hampshire

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.86%

Median home value: $249,700

Rank based on percentage of income: 2

  1. New Jersey

Taxes as percentage of home value: 1.89%

Median home value: $348,300

Rank based on percentage of income: 1