Those numbers are drawn directly from the United States Census Bureau.
Westchester’s median property tax of $8,422 is now more than four and a half times the national average of $1,838.
In terms of property taxes as a percentage of household income, four of the highest taxed counties in America are in New York. Westchester's costly rank went from tenth to fifth, Putnam from eleventh to eighth, Rockland seventh and Nassau County being the worst in that category.
All but three New York counties are above the national average, with several of the state's county governments being among the highest taxed local governments in the nation.
... The above numbers demonstrate the the fiscal flaws of county government in New York are endemic -- but that Westchester's lawmakers seem to pride themselves on spending more than any other county operation across the Empire State.