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South Carolina Property & Real Estate Taxes


Median Property Tax In South Carolina


Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Income
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Median Home Value In South Carolina


Median Income In South Carolina

The median property tax in South Carolina is $689.00 per year, based on a median home value of $137,500.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.50%. You can look up your recent appraisal by filling out the form below.

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South Carolina's Median Property Tax Is Lower Than Average

45th out of 50

By median yearly property tax

45th out of 50

By percentage of median home value

45th out of 50

By percentage of median income

South Carolina collects relatively low property taxes, and is among the ten lowest states ranked by property tax collections. Keep in mind that low real estate taxes in South Carolina may be offset by higher state sales or income taxes. Higher property taxes in dollars may also be the result of higher property values than other states.

South Carolina Property Taxes By County

While this page shows statewide South Carolina property tax statistics, more precise property tax statistics can be found at county level. South Carolina has a total of forty six counties, and each county has a unique process for assessing and calculating property tax.

If you would like to estimate the property tax on a home like yours in South Carolina, enter your most recent property valuation in the property tax estimator below. Results are based on median taxes in all counties, and will open in a new page.

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All of the counties in South Carolina are listed in the table below, sorted by median property tax from highest to lowest, left to right. Choose your county from the list below for more information about your local property tax. To compare property taxes in different counties, try out our interactive property tax map of South Carolina.


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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
southcarolina Property Tax Data
South Carolina Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References