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Somerset County Pennsylvania Property Tax

$1,063.00 64th of 67

Median Property Tax In Somerset County, Pennsylvania


Median Home Value In
Somerset County, Pennsylvania

1.15% 51st of 67

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Somerset County, Pennsylvania

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Somerset County is $1,063.00 per year, based on a median home value of $92,200.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.15% of property value.

Somerset 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 sixty-seven counties in Pennsylvania, Somerset County is ranked 64th by median property taxes, and 51st by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Somerset County collects a median of 1.15% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of Pennsylvania. This is partially because the median property value in Somerset County is $72,500.00 lower than the Pennsylvania median property value of $164,700.00.

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 Somerset County Tax Assessor.

Somerset County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

64th out of 67

By median yearly property tax

51st out of 67

By percentage of median home value

62nd out of 67

By percentage of median income

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

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

Somerset County is located in Pennsylvania, which is ranked 16th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Somerset County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

1392nd out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

905th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

1104th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania property tax page.

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Somerset County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Somerset County are the responsibility of the Somerset County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Somerset, Pennsylvania.

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