Oneida County is movin' on up . . . Moving Up to Spot #19 among the most heavily taxed counties in the nation when property taxes are are calculated as a percentage of home value. In last year's tally we were 24. The good news is that taxes are "only" 2.31% of home value as opposed to 2.4% -- most likely because average home values increased from $91500 to $106,600. The bad news is that property taxes here are taking a greater percentage of our incomes, increasing from 4.0% to 4.4%.
No wonder people and jobs constantly leave. With numbers like these, "economic development" is a waste of time and money.
This does not even take into account our sky-high sales tax, sewer taxes, water fees, and utility costs.
Thank you Oneida County, our wonderful "international airport," towns, villages and cities. Watch out Monroe County (Rochester) . . . We're shooting to take over your #1 spot.
Read more at The Tax Foundation.