These 25 cities are losing more residents than they are gaining as population declines

March 21, 2019

For many Americans, moving to a new city involves buying a home - and property taxes can be a considerable expense for homeowners. Nationwide, homeowners pay the equivalent of about 1.1 percent of their property value in state and local taxes annually. The majority of the fastest shrinking cities are in states where homeowners pay as much or more in state and local property taxes as a share of their home value than is typical nationwide.