Tracking the growth of property taxes and population plus inflation from 2014 to 2018.

Key points:

  • Property taxes in Texas’s large, urban centers are growing at a far faster rate than people can afford.
  • From 2014 to 2018, most city, county, and school district property taxes outstripped population and inflation by a wide margin.
  • The delta between school district property tax levies and enrollment growth plus inflation increases was the widest.