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Avg. 1.6% of home value
Yearly median tax in Polk County

The median property tax in Polk County, Iowa is $2,395 per year for a home worth the median value of $149,700. Polk County collects, on average, 1.6% of a property's assessed fair market value as property tax.

Polk County has one of the highest median property taxes in the United States, and is ranked 302nd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.

The average yearly property tax paid by Polk County residents amounts to about 3.41% of their yearly income. Polk County is ranked 408th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

You can use the Iowa property tax map to the left to compare Polk County's property tax to other counties in Iowa. Johnson County collects the highest property tax in Iowa, levying an average of $2,526.00 (1.43% of median home value) yearly in property taxes, while Pocahontas County has the lowest property tax in the state, collecting an average tax of $561.00 (1% of median home value) per year.

To compare Polk County with property tax rates in other states, see our map of property taxes by state.

Polk County Property Tax Rate

Because Polk County uses a complicated formula to determine the property tax owed on any individual property, it's not possible to condense it to a simple tax rate, like you could with an income or sales tax.

Instead, we provide property tax information based on the statistical median of all taxable properties in Polk County. The median property tax amount is based on the median Polk County property value of $149,700. You can use these numbers as a reliable benchmark for comparing Polk County's property taxes with property taxes in other areas.

Our data allows you to compare Polk County's property taxes by median property tax in dollars, median property tax as a percentage of home value, and median property tax as a percentage of the Polk County median household income.

Polk County Property Taxes
Median Property Tax As Percentage Of Income As Percentage Of Property Value
$2,395 ± $20 (302nd of 3143) 3.41 ± 0.05% (408th of 3143) 1.6 ± 0.02% (358th of 3143)

Note: This page provides general information about property taxes in Polk County. If you need specific tax information or property records about a property in Polk County, contact the Polk County Tax Assessor's Office.

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