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State and Local Per Capita Welfare Spending, 2008 Excel fiel

Rank
State
Welfare
Expenditure
Population
Welfare
Spending Per
Capita
1 New York 44,763,366 19,467,789 $2,299.4
2 Alaska 1,477,255 688,125 $2,146.8
3 Rhode Island 2,230,969 1,053,502 $2,117.7
4 Vermont 1,253,623 621,049 $2,018.6
5 Massachusetts 12,682,783 6,543,595 $1,938.2
6 Maine 2,492,721 1,319,691 $1,888.9
7 New Mexico 3,558,863 1,986,763 $1,791.3
8 Minnesota 9,045,789 5,230,567 $1,729.4
9 Delaware 1,451,463 876,211 $1,656.5
10 California 60,191,685 36,580,371 $1,645.5
11 Connecticut 5,621,038 3,502,932 $1,604.7
12 Pennsylvania 19,032,829 12,566,368 $1,514.6
13 Mississippi 4,405,435 2,940,212 $1,498.3
14 Kentucky 6,198,814 4,287,931 $1,445.6
15 New Jersey 12,420,936 8,663,398 $1,433.7
16 West Virginia 2,565,426 1,814,873 $1,413.6
17 Ohio 16,113,757 11,528,072 $1,397.8
18 Tennessee 8,664,226 6,240,456 $1,388.4
19 Michigan 13,430,826 10,002,486 $1,342.7
20 Illinois 17,167,067 12,842,954 $1,336.7
21 Oklahoma 4,821,034 3,644,025 $1,323.0
22 Arkansas 3,771,732 2,867,764 $1,315.2
23 Louisiana 5,828,886 4,451,513 $1,309.4
24 Iowa 3,904,781 2,993,987 $1,304.2
25 North Carolina 11,652,949 9,247,134 $1,260.2
26 Maryland 7,118,659 5,658,655 $1,258.0
27 Indiana 8,034,079 6,388,309 $1,257.6
28 Wyoming 656,176 532,981 $1,231.1
29 Arizona 7,927,027 6,499,377 $1,219.7
30 South Carolina 5,477,881 4,503,280 $1,216.4
31 Hawaii 1,563,961 1,287,481 $1,214.7
32 North Dakota 773,278 641,421 $1,205.6
33 Nebraska 2,099,052 1,781,949 $1,178.0
34 New Hampshire 1,544,997 1,321,872 $1,168.8
35 Washington 7,612,755 6,566,073 $1,159.4
36 Wisconsin 6,524,417 5,627,610 $1,159.4
37 Oregon 4,311,257 3,782,991 $1,139.6
38 Kansas 3,167,907 2,797,375 $1,132.5
39 Idaho 1,614,703 1,527,506 $1,057.1
40 Missouri 6,231,774 5,956,335 $1,046.2
41 South Dakota 811,709 804,532 $1,008.9
42 Georgia 9,644,769 9,697,838 $994.5
43 Florida 18,063,299 18,423,878 $980.4
44 Alabama 4,582,199 4,677,464 $979.6
45 Texas 23,048,973 24,304,290 $948.3
46 Virginia 7,354,674 7,795,424 $943.5
47 Colorado 4,557,057 4,935,213 $923.4
48 Montana 888,748 968,035 $918.1
49 Utah 2,203,414 2,727,343 $807.9
50 Nevada 1,580,454 2,615,772 $604.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Per-capita spending is calculated by The Public Policy Institute.