Bills have grown robustly since the turn of the millennium, and the Garden State is No. 1 in the nation for real estate tax rates. Meanwhile, real income has declined in most places. Here is a town-by-town look at changes in income and tax bills from 2000 to 2011, adjusted for inflation.
Harvest of Taxes
Sources: New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; Nielsen-Claritas; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Inquirer analysis. Graphic: Frank Wiese / Inquirer