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

State and local per-capita welfare spending, FY2005-2006

Rank
State
PublicWelfare
spending percapita
 
Rank
State
PublicWelfare
spending percapita
1 NEWYORK $2,236   26 Nebraska $1,132
2 Alaska $2,085 27 Hawaii $1,124
3 RhodeIsland $2,014 28 Alabama $1,120
4 Maine $1,889 29 NewHampshire $1,119
5 Vermont $1,799 30 NorthCarolina $1,111
6 Massachusetts $1,779 31 SouthCarolina $1,105
7 Minnesota $1,776 32 Louisiana $1,064
8 Pennsylvania $1,628 33 Washington $1,048
9 NewMexico $1,466 34 Illinois $1,048
10 Delaware $1,455 35 Oregon $1,048
11 Ohio $1,450 36 Kansas $1,030
12 NewJersey $1,426 37 Missouri $1,027
13 Kentucky $1,351 38 Indiana $1,023
14 Connecticut $1,323 39 Idaho $   999
15 Wisconsin $1,296 40 Florida $   992
16 WestVirginia $1,291 41 Arizona $   983
17 Mississippi $1,289 42 Michigan $   980
18 Tennessee $1,257 43 SouthDakota $   957
19 California $1,225 44 Virginia $   951
20 Arkansas $1,225 45 Utah $   924
21 Iowa $1,184 46 Montana $   911
22 Maryland $1,159 47 Georgia $   907
23 NorthDakota $1,146 48 Texas $   866
24 Wyoming $1,137 49 Colorado $   738
25 Oklahoma $1,137 50 Nevada $   718
UnitedStatesTotal $ 1,237    
NYS%+/-U.S.
81%        
Source: Public Policy Institute Analysis of Census Bureau State and Local Government Finances: 2005-06