Very big.

In fiscal 2015, more than 4,100 local governments levied property taxes totaling $52.2 billion or about $1,900 from every man, woman, and child in the Lone Star State. That’s up by a staggering $11.7 billion since 2011 ($1,578 levied per capita).

That the burden has become so big and is growing so fast is a major reason why property tax reform is a must this session.

Source: Texas Comptroller, Census Bureau