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

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEBT PER CAPITA, 2002

Rank State Debt per capita Rank State Debt per capita
1
Alaska $13,789
27
Tennessee $6,440
2
NEW YORK $10,462
28
Texas $6,228
3
Massachusetts $10,289
29
Montana $6,226
4
Wyoming $8,780
30
Colorado $6,212
5
Washington $8,556
31
California $6,179
6
Connecticut $8,152
32
Virginia $6,171
7
Oregon $8,106
33
Oklahoma $6,020
8
New Jersey $7,641
34
Missouri $5,905
9
Rhode Island $7,575
35
New Hampshire $5,717
10
Wisconsin $7,319
36
South Dakota $5,663
11
Nebraska $7,301
37
Florida $5,649
12
Kentucky $7,173
38
Michigan $5,453
13
Delaware $7,057
39
Arizona $5,185
14
Ohio $7,044
40
Maine $4,977
15
Pennsylvania $7,024
41
Maryland $4,846
16
South Carolina $7,005
42
Louisiana $4,696
17
Nevada $6,992
43
Kansas $4,581
18
New Mexico $6,976
44
Alabama $4,285
19
Hawaii $6,971
45
Georgia $4,190
20
Utah $6,952
46
Indiana $3,959
21
Vermont $6,926
47
Mississippi $3,492
22
West Virginia $6,598
48
Arkansas $3,275
23
North Dakota $6,527
49
Iowa $3,245
24
Illinois $6,517
50
Idaho $3,080
25
Minnesota $6,507 U.S. average $5,991
26
North Carolina $6,440 N.Y.S. above avg. 75%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; calculations by The Public Policy Institute