2007 Property Tax Review
The 2007 Citizens League Property Tax Review shows how property taxes went up or down from 2006 to 2007 in 219 communities across Minnesota (Tables 1 and 2). For 2007 taxes only, we have expanded that number to 343 communities and from 2007 forward will include at least one city from each county in Minnesota (Tables 1a and 2a). In addition, Table 1a and Table 2a show the level of taxes levied by each local government and what taxes would be without state credits.
Each of the 219 communities for which we have calculated property taxes in 2006 and 2007 have an individual profile that shows how taxes changed from year to year. Just use the drop-down menu below to find the community that you are looking for. As mentioned in the October Minnesota Journal article, we are also including rankings based on city "clusters" for the first time. These clusters group cities by similar characteristics and were developed by the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department and the League of Minnesota Cities (see Table 3 below). These clusters are based on census data every 10 years, so we plan to see what changes occur when the 2010 census data is available.
2006-2007 Community Profiles
TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA:
Cities and towns in the metro area with populations of at least 2,300
Cities, towns, and territories in Greater MN with populations of at least 3,500
The Citizens League is partnering with the League of Minnesota Cities to find out from citizens: What do Minnesotans really want to know about their property taxes?
As taxpayers, we are investors in our communities and in our state. Yet the information we are often given is confusing or not really what we want to know. Our goal is to develop a practical tool that will help public officials meaningfully engage with citizens about property taxes.
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