The average property tax bill in New Jersey last year was $8,767, a modest increase of 0.9% from 2017.

But some homeowners made out better.

In the near-ghost town of Walpack, for example, the average bill fell by more than half.

A New Jersey 101.5 review of tax data found 59 municipalities where the average bill declined. That's fewer than the 66 towns that saw decreases in 2017.

You can see the full list below.

Here are some other tax facts from last year:

  • The average statewide residential tax bill rose by the smallest amount in decades: $77, or 0.9 percent. But that was skewed by long-overdue revaluations, particularly in Jersey City.
  • The biggest increases for the average tax bill were in South Jersey counties: up 3.6 percent in Cumberland, 3.2 percent in Salem and 3.1 percent in Cape May. Those three counties, however, still have the three lowest average tax bills in the state.
  • The average tax bill was down 2.3 percent in Burlington County, up 0.4 percent in Atlantic County and up 1 percent in Gloucester County.
  • Passaic County for the first time joined four other North Jersey counties – Bergen, Essex, Morris and Union – with an average tax bill topping $10,000. Passaic also nudged past Somerset County on the tax bill rankings.

Declining property taxes

In reverse order by percentage change from 2017 to 2018.

Summit — Union
2018 average: $17,920
Change: -0.1%

Egg Harbor Township — Atlantic
2018 average: $6,513
Change: -0.1%

Long Beach — Ocean
2018 average: $9,149
Change: -0.1%

Hardwick — Warren
2018 average: $8,038
Change: -0.1%

Harmony — Warren
2018 average: $5,176
Change: -0.1%

Independence — Warren
2018 average: $7,577
Change: -0.1%

Moorestown — Burlington
2018 average: $11,243
Change: -0.2%

Pennsauken — Camden
2018 average: $5,056
Change: -0.2%

Galloway — Atlantic
2018 average: $5,142
Change: -0.2%

Surf City — Ocean
2018 average: $7,137
Change: -0.2%

Wenonah — Gloucester
2018 average: $10,723
Change: -0.2%

Weymouth — Atlantic
2018 average: $4,751
Change: -0.3%

Upper Pittsgrove — Salem
2018 average: $6,082
Change: -0.3%

Glassboro — Gloucester
2018 average: $6,639
Change: -0.3%

Southampton — Burlington
2018 average: $5,386
Change: -0.3%

Jamesburg — Middlesex
2018 average: $7,498
Change: -0.4%

Blairstown — Warren
2018 average: $6,910
Change: -0.4%

Ventnor City — Atlantic
2018 average: $7,941
Change: -0.4%

Eagleswood — Ocean
2018 average: $6,147
Change: -0.5%

West Milford — Passaic
2018 average: $8,999
Change: -0.5%

Fairfield — Cumberland
2018 average: $4,001
Change: -0.5%

Fredon — Sussex
2018 average: $9,746
Change: -0.5%

Lopatcong — Warren
2018 average: $6,838
Change: -0.5%

Wantage — Sussex
2018 average: $6,786
Change: -0.5%

Bass River — Burlington
2018 average: $4,726
Change: -0.5%

Allamuchy — Warren
2018 average: $6,791
Change: -0.5%

Stockton — Hunterdon
2018 average: $7,561
Change: -0.6%

Quinton — Salem
2018 average: $4,686
Change: -0.6%

Holland — Hunterdon
2018 average: $7,620
Change: -0.8%

Pennington Borough — Mercer
2018 average: $12,999
Change: -0.8%

Clementon — Camden
2018 average: $5,127
Change: -0.9%

Hoboken — Hudson
2018 average: $8,235
Change: -0.9%

West Wildwood — Cape May
2018 average: $4,365
Change: -1.%

Brigantine — Atlantic
2018 average: $6,344
Change: -1.1%

Seaside Park — Ocean
2018 average: $7,645
Change: -1.4%

Peapack-Gladstone — Somerset
2018 average: $13,862
Change: -1.4%

Hope — Warren
2018 average: $7,428
Change: -1.5%

North Plainfield — Somerset
2018 average: $8,290
Change: -1.8%

Bedminster — Somerset
2018 average: $6,185
Change: -2.%

Penns Grove — Salem
2018 average: $4,271
Change: -2.3%

Franklin — Warren
2018 average: $9,024
Change: -2.3%

Ewing — Mercer
2018 average: $6,516
Change: -2.5%

Lake Como — Monmouth
2018 average: $6,282
Change: -2.7%

Westville — Gloucester
2018 average: $5,438
Change: -2.7%

Alpine — Bergen
2018 average: $21,327
Change: -2.8%

Barnegat Light — Ocean
2018 average: $6,745
Change: -2.9%

Branchville — Sussex
2018 average: $5,456
Change: -3.%

Egg Harbor City — Atlantic
2018 average: $6,219
Change: -3.%

East Rutherford — Bergen
2018 average: $6,362
Change: -3.1%

Shamong — Burlington
2018 average: $8,449
Change: -3.2%

White Township — Warren
2018 average: $5,344
Change: -3.8%

New Hanover — Burlington
2018 average: $4,459
Change: -5.3%

Logan — Gloucester
2018 average: $4,472
Change: -5.7%

Atlantic City — Atlantic
2018 average: $4,530
Change: -6.4%

Jersey City — Hudson
2018 average: $6,448
Change: -9.1%

Shrewsbury — Monmouth
2018 average: $4,169
Change: -9.2%

Washington Township — Burlington
2018 average: $3,439
Change: -12.9%

Loch Arbour — Monmouth
2018 average: $12,303
Change: -27.1%

Walpack — Sussex
2018 average: $450
Change: -64.7%

MAP: Compare your town

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