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

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SPENDING PER CAPITA, 2002

Rank State Spending per capita Rank State Spending per capita
1
Alaska $14,988
27
Mississippi $6,076
2
NEW YORK $10,392
28
Indiana $5,971
3
California $8,663
29
Utah $5,934
4
Minnesota $8,237
30
Texas $5,890
5
Connecticut $8,101
31
Idaho $5,846
6
Massachusetts $8,056
32
New Hampshire $5,842
7
Nevada $7,894
33
South Carolina $5,701
8
Hawaii $7,757
34
Wisconsin $5,654
9
Washington $7,730
35
Oregon $5,503
10
Delaware $7,586
36
Arkansas $5,451
11
Colorado $7,415
37
Virginia $5,004
12
Illinois $7,038
38
Vermont $4,972
13
Rhode Island $7,008
39
Wyoming $4,834
14
Michigan $6,997
40
New Mexico $4,730
15
New Jersey $6,845
41
Nebraska $4,621
16
Pennsylvania $6,824
42
South Dakota $4,571
17
Maine $6,806
43
North Dakota $4,525
18
Maryland $6,718
44
Ohio $4,522
19
Iowa $6,594
45
West Virginia $4,472
20
Alabama $6,416
46
Montana $4,393
21
Georgia $6,390
47
Missouri $4,333
22
Kansas $6,220
48
North Carolina $4,157
23
Florida $6,214
49
Tennessee $3,714
24
Louisiana $6,191
50
Oklahoma $3,625
25
Kentucky $6,145 U.S. average $7,280
26
Arizona $6,102 N.Y.S. above avg. 43%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; calculations by The Public Policy Institute