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McDowell County North Carolina Property Tax

$521.00 98th of 100

Median Property Tax In McDowell County, North Carolina


Median Home Value In
McDowell County, North Carolina

0.53% 81st of 100

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
McDowell County, North Carolina

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in McDowell County is $521.00 per year, based on a median home value of $99,200.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.53% of property value.

McDowell County collects fairly low property taxes, and is among the lower 25% of all counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the one-hundred--no counties in North Carolina, McDowell County is ranked 98th by median property taxes, and 81st by median tax as percentage of home value.

While McDowell County collects a median of 0.53% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of North Carolina. This is partially because the median property value in McDowell County is $56,300.00 lower than the North Carolina median property value of $155,500.00.

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 McDowell County Tax Assessor.

McDowell County's Property Tax Is Lower Than Average

98th out of 100

By median yearly property tax

81st out of 100

By percentage of median home value

100th out of 100

By percentage of median income

You can see how McDowell County (highlighted in green) compares to the one-hundred--no other counties in North Carolina with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in North Carolina, see our North Carolina county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which North Carolina 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.

McDowell County is located in North Carolina, which is ranked 36th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how McDowell County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

2374th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

2385th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

2362nd out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how North Carolina 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 North Carolina property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of one-hundred--no North Carolina counties in addition to McDowell County. Choose any county from the list below, or see North Carolina property tax by county to see property tax information for all North Carolina counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our North Carolina property tax map.

Counties in North Carolina
Orange County Durham County Mecklenburg County Wake County
Guilford County Chatham County Union County Dare County
Forsyth County Cabarrus County New Hanover County Cumberland County
Buncombe County Gaston County Moore County Lee County
Camden County Pitt County Johnston County Pasquotank County
Davie County Polk County Franklin County Lincoln County
Henderson County Wilson County Harnett County Perquimans County
Alamance County Pender County Stanly County Iredell County
Haywood County Craven County Granville County Carteret County
Rowan County Nash County Brunswick County Chowan County
Currituck County Watauga County Washington County Gates County
Hoke County Columbus County Halifax County Wayne County
Yadkin County Lenoir County Catawba County Vance County
Cleveland County Davidson County Rockingham County Pamlico County
Edgecombe County Randolph County Onslow County Madison County
Transylvania County Hertford County Person County Scotland County
Surry County Warren County Caldwell County Stokes County
Burke County Martin County Tyrrell County Cherokee County
Greene County Rutherford County Richmond County Northampton County
Ashe County Caswell County Sampson County Wilkes County
Beaufort County Hyde County Robeson County Bladen County
Duplin County Jackson County Alleghany County Macon County
Anson County Alexander County Jones County Yancey County
Clay County Swain County Mitchell County Avery County
Graham County McDowell County Bertie County Montgomery County  
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McDowell County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in McDowell County are the responsibility of the McDowell County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Marion, North Carolina.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the McDowell County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the McDowell County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the McDowell County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the McDowell 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 McDowell 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
northcarolina Property Tax Data
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References