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Story County Iowa Property Tax

$2,076.00 5th of 99

Median Property Tax In Story County, Iowa


Median Home Value In
Story County, Iowa

1.33% 31st of 99

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Story County, Iowa

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Story County is $2,076.00 per year, based on a median home value of $156,000.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.33% of property value.

Story County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the ninety-nine counties in Iowa, Story County is ranked 5th by median property taxes, and 31st by median tax as percentage of home value.

Story County's higher property taxes are partially due to property values, as the median home value in Story County is $156,000.00. For comparison, the state-wide median property value is $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 Story County Tax Assessor.

Story County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

5th out of 99

By median yearly property tax

31st out of 99

By percentage of median home value

11th out of 99

By percentage of median income

You can see how Story 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.

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

409th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

657th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

740th 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 Story 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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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
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