2008 Property Tax Review
The 2008 Citizens League Property Tax Review shows how property taxes went up or down on average value homes from 2007 to 2008 in 343 communities across Minnesota.
Table 1 ranks the 117 Twin Cities Metropolitan Area communities and Table 2 ranks the 226 Greater Minnesota communities. This includes all cities, townships and unorganized territories with populations of 2,000 or more. Fourteen Minnesota counties do not have a city with a population of 2,000 or more. In these cases, we include the largest city, so that each county in Minnesota is represented. To see the level of taxes levied by each local government (city, county, school, etc.) in 2008 and what taxes would be without state credits, look at Tables 1a and 2a. All rankings are based on effective tax rate.
Each of the 343 communities for which we have calculated property taxes in 2007 and 2008 have an individual profile that shows how taxes changed from year to year for the community as a whole and for each local government (city, county, school and special district). Just use the drop-down menu below to find the community that you are looking for. This year we have added a graphic to each profile that shows you the composition of the tax base in each community. This shows how much of the market value in a given community is residential homestead (the focus of our review) versus commercial-industrial (C/I) and other types of property.
In Table 3, we also include rankings based on city clusters. These clusters group cities by similar characteristics and were developed by the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department and the League of Minnesota Cities. These clusters are based on what can be culled from census data, so we plan to see what changes occur when the 2010 census data is available.
Use the October 2007 Minnesota Journal article, for a breakdown of what information is presented in our property tax tables. An analysis of the 2008 data is forthcoming in the December issue of the Minnesota Journal.
2007-2008 Community Profiles
TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA:
Cities in towns in the seven-county metro areas with populations of 2,000 or more.
Cities, towns, and unorganized territories in Greater Minnesota with populations of at least 2,000. For counties with no cities of 2,000, the largest city is profiled.