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McDowell County West Virginia Property Tax

$244.00 54th of 55

Median Property Tax In McDowell County, West Virginia


Median Home Value In
McDowell County, West Virginia

0.74% 1st of 55

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
McDowell County, West Virginia

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in McDowell County is $244.00 per year, based on a median home value of $32,800.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.74% of property value.

McDowell County collects relatively low property taxes, and is ranked in the bottom half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the fifty-five counties in West Virginia, McDowell County is ranked 54th by median property taxes, and 1st by median tax as percentage of home value.

While McDowell County collects a median of 0.74% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of West Virginia. This is partially because the median property value in McDowell County is $61,700.00 lower than the West Virginia median property value of $94,500.00.

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

54th out of 55

By median yearly property tax

1st out of 55

By percentage of median home value

35th out of 55

By percentage of median income

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

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which West Virginia 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 West Virginia, which is ranked 48th 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:

2757th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1651st out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

2592nd out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how West Virginia 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 West Virginia property tax page.

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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 Welch, West Virginia.

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
westvirginia Property Tax Data
West Virginia Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References