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02/25/2016 12:01 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Top 25 Illinois Counties With The Highest Property Taxes

Illinoisans pay a lot in property taxes compared to the rest of the nation -- the state has the second-highest property taxes in the country, almost double the national average. But what you pay depends on where you live, and some residents are spending a lot more than others.

SmartAsset has put together a list of the average effective property tax rate, the median property tax payment and the median home value by county across the state of Illinois. The counties with the Top 25 highest average rates, along with their median home values and median annual property tax payments, are listed below the map.

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25) DuPage County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $286,500
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $6,115
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.13%

24) Champaign County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $149,500
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,181
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.13%

23) Kankakee County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $145,900
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,108
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.13%

22) Macon County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $93,300
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,005
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.15%

21) Ogle County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $149,500
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,236
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.16%

20) Rock Island County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $113,800
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,455
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.16%

19) Ford County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $89,600
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $1,934
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.16%
18) Grundy County, IL
  • Median Home Value: $182,200
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,966
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.18%
17) Peoria County, IL
  • Median Home Value: $123,200
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,711
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.20%

16) Whiteside County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $99,400
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,183
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.20%

15) Lee County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $112,100
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,493
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.22%
14) McLean County, IL
  • Median Home Value: $157,200
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $3,503
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.23%

13) Iroquois County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $96,500
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,160
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.24%
12) LaSalle County, IL
  • Median Home Value: $125,200
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,840
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.27%

11) Marshall County, IL

  • Median Home Value: $100,600
  • Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,327
  • Average Effective Property Tax Rate: 2.31%

Here are the Top 10 counties with the highest property tax rates in Illinois.

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