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Poorer Cities Pay Higher Property Taxes in L.A. County

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It's not just Bell, which pays the second highest property taxes in Los Angeles County, many cities with median household incomes below $50,000 are found have some of the highest property taxes, finds the LA Times, which has published data from each of the county's 88 cities.

Poorer cities that share the a top ten spot with Bell include Compton, El Monte, Huntington Park and Inglewood. The top ten cities with the lowest property taxes include more tony ones like Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Culver City, Cerritos and all four Palos Verdes Peninsula cities. But as the Times notes, there are exceptions to the case: Bellflower with a median household income of $53,325 has the lowers throughout the county.

Los Angeles, which has a median household income of $48,610, has the 13th highest property tax.