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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Average retail price of electricity, March 2007
(Cents per kilowatt hour; ranked by all-sector average)

All Sectors
Residential
Commercial
Industrial
Rank
State
Price
Rank
Price
Rank
Price
Rank
Price
1 Hawaii 18.73 1 21.48 1 19.2 1 15.99
2 Connecticut 16.41 2 18.68 2 15.64 4 12.58
3 Massachusetts 15.13 3 16.86 3 14.95 2 12.81
4 NEW YORK 14.54 4 16.59 4 14.77 12 8.47
5 New Hampshire 13.59 6 14.87 5 13.14 5 11.93
6 Maine 13.44 7 14.26 6 12.89 7 11.73
7 Alaska 13.08 5 14.87 9 11.73 3 12.77
8 Rhode Island 12.7 10 13.4 7 12.34 6 11.92
9 Vermont 12.04 8 13.85 8 12.3 10 8.94
10 New Jersey 11.85 11 12.8 11 11.47 8 10.7
11 California 11.81 9 13.7 10 11.53 9 9.14
12 Delaware 10.83 13 12.19 13 10.93 13 8.29
13 Maryland 10.28 19 9.76 12 11.12 11 8.79
14 Texas 10.21 12 12.48 14 10.11 14 7.81
15 Florida 10.19 15 11.06 16 9.74 15 7.67
16 Nevada 9.28 14 11.52 15 10.01 16 7.42
17 Pennsylvania 8.87 17 10.28 19 8.91 17 7.15
18 Michigan 8.56 18 10.14 18 9.17 19 6.43
19 Louisiana 8.34 22 9.2 17 9.22 18 6.93
20 Wisconsin 8.07 16 10.44 24 8.23 21 5.95
21 Colorado 7.82 21 9.37 28 7.78 22 5.87
22 Illinois 7.73 20 9.52 25 7.99 20 6.26
23 Arizona 7.71 30 8.81 29 7.66 24 5.63
24 Mississippi 7.63 25 8.98 20 8.81 26 5.45
25 Ohio 7.61 32 8.78 21 8.63 23 5.66
26 North Carolina 7.59 23 9.11 32 7.3 30 5.12
27 Montana 7.43 35 8.51 23 8.27 33 5.11
28 Georgia 7.42 29 8.86 27 7.94 40 4.77
29 Minnesota 7.13 28 8.86 33 7.12 25 5.52
30 New Mexico 7.06 31 8.81 31 7.4 32 5.12
31 Alabama 7.02 27 8.89 22 8.41 38 4.82
32 Tennessee 6.95 41 7.65 26 7.98 27 5.27
33 Arkansas 6.92 33 8.75 36 7.05 31 5.12
34 Oregon 6.9 40 7.69 35 7.1 28 5.18
35 Virginia 6.85 36 8.24 44 6.21 37 4.86
36 South Carolina 6.84 26 8.96 30 7.52 41 4.6
37 South Dakota 6.68 42 7.61 41 6.42 34 5.02
38 Kansas 6.55 37 8.01 39 6.66 36 4.86
39 Iowa 6.49 24 9.09 37 6.9 43 4.47
40 Oklahoma 6.46 34 8.56 47 6.04 42 4.53
41 Washington 6.4 45 6.96 40 6.65 39 4.81
42 Indiana 6.32 38 7.85 34 7.1 35 4.92
43 North Dakota 6.18 46 6.92 38 6.73 44 4.47
44 Nebraska 6.08 48 6.73 45 6.21 29 5.14
45 Utah 6.04 39 7.72 43 6.26 46 4.22
46 Missouri 5.77 47 6.8 49 5.58 45 4.23
47 Kentucky 5.44 44 6.98 42 6.41 48 4.16
48 Wyoming 5.37 43 7.47 46 6.14 47 4.21
49 West Virginia 5.11 49 6.27 48 5.77 49 3.73
50 Idaho 4.91 50 5.89 50 4.88 50 3.62
U.S. Average 8.77   10.22   9.35   6.16
New York State +/- U.S. average + 66%   + 62%   + 58%   + 38%
Source: The Energy Information Administration