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Property taxes in Centre County

Real estate taxes are the primary source of income over which school districts in Pennsylvania have control. Following is the average assessed value of residential property in Centre County’s five primary school districts and what the owner of that home would pay in school district property taxes in 2014-15. In Centre County, assessed value is half a property’s market value. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 of the real estate’s assessed value.

Average assessed value Average property taxes in 2014-15
Mills in 2014-15
School district
Bald Eagle Area $35,843 $1,847.71 51.55
Bellefonte Area $49,317 $2,338.12 47.41
Penns Valley Area $47,000 $2,115.94 45.02
Philipsburg-Osceola Area* $30,105 $1,568.17 52.09
State College Area $71,841 $2,838.44 39.51

*Value is for the part of the school district in Centre County, including parts of Rush Township and Philipsburg. It does not include the part of the school district that is in Clearfield County.