The median property tax in Kentucky is $843.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $117,800.00. Counties in Kentucky collect an average of 0.72% of a property's assesed fair market value as property tax per year.
Kentucky has one of the lowest median property tax rates in the United States, with only seven states collecting a lower median property tax than Kentucky.
Kentucky's median income is $50,545 per year, so the median yearly property tax paid by Kentucky residents amounts to approximately % of their yearly income. Kentucky is ranked 40th of the 50 states for property taxes as a percentage of median income.
The exact property tax levied depends on the county in Kentucky the property is located in.
Oldham County collects the highest property tax in Kentucky, levying an average of $2,244.00(0.96% of median home value) yearly in property taxes, while Wolfe County has the lowest property tax in the state, collecting an average tax of $293.00(0.54% of median home value) per year.
For more localized property tax rates, find your county on the property tax map of Kentucky to the left or in the county list below. Jump to county list ►
Kentucky Property Tax Rates
Property taxes are collected on a county level, and each county in Kentucky has its own method of assessing and collecting taxes. As a result, it's not possible to provide a single property tax rate that applies uniformly to all properties in Kentucky.
Instead, Tax-Rates.org provides property tax statistics based on the taxes owed on millions of properties across Kentucky. These statistics allow you to easily compare relative property taxes across different areas, and see how your property taxes compare to taxes on similar houses in Kentucky.
The statistics provided here are state-wide. For more localized statistics, you can find your county in the Kentucky property tax map or county list found on this page.
Kentucky Property Taxes
Median Property Tax
Percentage Of Income
Percentage Of Property Value
$843 (43rd of 50)
1.67% (40th of 50)
0.72% (36th of 50)
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Statistics show that about 25% of homes in America are unfairly overassessed, and pay an average of $1,346 too much in property taxes every year.
We can check your property's current assessment against similar properties in Kentucky and tell you if you've been overassessed. If you have been overassessed, we can help you submit a tax appeal.
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Kentucky Property Tax Calculator
While the exact property tax rate you will pay will vary by county and is set by the local property tax assessor, you can use the free Kentucky Property Tax Estimator Tool to calculate your approximate yearly property tax based on median property tax rates across Kentucky.
If you would like to get a more accurate property tax estimation, choose the county your property is located in from the list on the left. Property tax averages from this county will then be used to determine your estimated property tax.
Keep in mind that assessments are done on a property-by-property basis, and our calculators cannot take into account any specific features of your property that could result in property taxes that deviate from the average in your area.
You can choose any county from our list of Kentucky counties for detailed information on that county's property tax, and the contact information for the county tax assessor's office. Alternatively, you can find your county on the Kentucky property tax map found at the top of this page. Hint: Press Ctrl+F to search for your county's name