NEW JERSEY: BY THE NUMBERS

While we are one Garden State, we are fragmented by county, town, and school district. This has implications with property tax, including school & city taxes.

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State

21

Counties

565

Municipalities

650+

School Districts

TOPICAL ANALYSIS...

Learn about local public finance in the Garden State

PUBLIC BUDGETS
City budgets including statewide comparisons of revenue and expense on a per-municipal basis using the standardized "User Friendly Budget" report.

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TAX ABATEMENTS

A full series unpacks the topic of tax abatements including the intersection of city and school funding. Jersey City, the largest grantor of tax abatements in NJ, is used as a case study.

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Using statewide data available from the NJ Department of Education data site, compare enrollment, school funding, and state aid across the Garden State.

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PROPERTY TAXES
Learn about property taxes including the tax base and the three component levies (municipal, county, and schools).

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REVALUATION

Learn the who/what/when/where/why of property revaluation through a series that uses Jersey City as a case study. In 2018, Jersey City conducted its first revaluation in 30 years.

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