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New Brunswick Has One Of State's Lowest Tax Rates

City tax bills remain low despite a 2.9 percent tax hike in 2012, according to Star-Ledger analysis

New Brunswick's tax bills remain the among lowest in the state, but it's 2012 increase fell in the top half among New Jersey municipalities.

The City's 2.9 percent tax hike was 115th out of 566 total tax bill hikes.

New Brunswick's tax bill is 354 out of 566 municipalities, according to a Star-Ledger analysis. It's also about half of the statewide average.

The Star-Ledger reported noted that property taxes statewide rose 2.4 percent in 2011, the first year Christie’s 2 percent cap was in effect. But the trend of lower increases could be reversed because of Hurricane Sandy, according to the report.

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TownCountyAverage County BillAverage Municipal BillAverage School BillAverage Total BillPercent Change from 2011 Statewide Average $1,425.45 $2,324.66 $4,120.16 $7,870.28 1.7% New Brunswick Middlesex $1,072.81 $2,724.94 $2,676.22 $6,473.96 2.9%

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