Property tax rates are higher in Texas than 43 other states, according to a 2021 analysis by WalletHub. The only states to top the 1.80% effective property tax rate in the Lone Star State are Wisconsin (1.85%), Vermont (1.9%), Connecticut (2.14%), New Hampshire (2.18%), Illinois (2.27%), and New Jersey (2.49%).

Researchers used U.S. Census Bureau data to divide the median real estate tax payment by the median home price.