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Decatur County Iowa Property Tax

$867.00 89th of 99

Median Property Tax In Decatur County, Iowa


Median Home Value In
Decatur County, Iowa

1.25% 47th of 99

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Decatur County, Iowa

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Decatur County is $867.00 per year, based on a median home value of $69,300.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.25% of property value.

Decatur County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the ninety-nine counties in Iowa, Decatur County is ranked 89th by median property taxes, and 47th by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Decatur County collects a median of 1.25% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of Iowa. This is partially because the median property value in Decatur County is $52,700.00 lower than the Iowa median property value of $122,000.00.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Decatur County Tax Assessor.

Decatur County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

89th out of 99

By median yearly property tax

47th out of 99

By percentage of median home value

78th out of 99

By percentage of median income

You can see how Decatur County (highlighted in green) compares to the ninety-nine other counties in Iowa with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Iowa, see our Iowa county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Iowa counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Decatur County is located in Iowa, which is ranked 28th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Decatur County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

1730th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

768th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

1485th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Iowa as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Iowa property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of ninety-nine Iowa counties in addition to Decatur County. Choose any county from the list below, or see Iowa property tax by county to see property tax information for all Iowa counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our Iowa property tax map.

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Decatur County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Decatur County are the responsibility of the Decatur County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Leon, Iowa.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Decatur County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Decatur County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Decatur County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Decatur County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Decatur County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
iowa Property Tax Data
Iowa Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References