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In the chart below are the tax amounts from the budgets of Boise, Meridian, Caldwell and Nampa. The data is from the Idaho Tax Commission and Idaho Census. Calculations of the taxes are per person on budget expenditures and then per household.
The average household is statistically adjusted by 2011 Census for each city. Using this as a factor, the computation shows that Boise spent nearly twice as much property tax as Meridian and Caldwell per household. Note: these are actual property tax numbers taken from the cities’ budgets and are not the cost of total expenditures.
Property taxes in Treasure Valley cities
City Property taxes Populations Per capita Per household
Boise $112,383,000.00 212,303 $529.35 $1,397.49
Meridian $20,544,000.00 80,386 $255.57 $725.81
Nampa $31,630,265.00 83930 $376.86 $1,104.21
Caldwell $12,824,323.00 47,665 $269.05 $774.87
Harriman is a property appraiser living in Nampa.
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