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Old 06-04-2021, 08:08 AM
 
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.... compared to other parts of Westchester which have higher performing schools.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:48 AM
 
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Perhaps due to density, as Mount Vernon is one of the most population dense cities in the US. It has about 68,000 people in just a little over 4 square miles. While it may need to be updated, this shows municipalities by density using 2010 information, with MV coming in 33rd on the list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...lation_density
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:30 AM
 
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Could it be due to lower housing values? Property tax $s = assessed value * tax rate.

The other thing to compare is school district expenditures per student. Not sure if they have higher costs or are similar to other districts in that regard.
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Old 06-05-2021, 11:20 AM
 
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.... compared to other parts of Westchester which have higher performing schools.
Mount Vernon has also been levied with severe fines for dumping raw sewage into the Bronx River and Hutchinson River. City taxes have been going up routinely for a few years and may continue to do so once the lawsuit is finally settled.


https://www.yonkerstribune.com/2018/...richard-thomas


https://www.lohud.com/story/news/loc...on/6892702002/
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:39 AM
 
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Could it be due to lower housing values? Property tax $s = assessed value * tax rate.

The other thing to compare is school district expenditures per student. Not sure if they have higher costs or are similar to other districts in that regard.
Yeah I think that's the primary driver. It costs a certain amount of dollars per citizen to run a town/city, so when you apply the math to the property value to derive the taxes you see that in towns with high average housing costs, the tax rate as compared to property value is low. As an inverse, low property values yield high property tax rates.
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