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Study shows Osceola County residents get high value

Data from a new study is touting that Osceola County residents are getting the "best bang for their buck" in the state of Iowa. says its study aims to find the places in the United States where people are getting the most value for their property tax dollars. To do this, they looked at property taxes paid, school rankings and the change in property values throughout a five-year period. says Osceola County’s residents pay a property tax rate of 1.02 percent; their schools are 9-out-of-10; and home value growth is at 44.53 percent, for an overall index of 59.43.

A few counties down the list, Lyon County is number eight with a property tax rate of 0.98 percent; schools 10-out-of-10 and a home value growth of 39.24 percent for an overall index of 50.15.

Just below Lyon County at number nine is O’Brien County with a property tax rate of 1.05 percent, schools 8-out-of-10 and a 37.27 percent home value growth, and an overall index of 49.25.

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