State Spends Less Then And Now

March 10, 2011

Per capita direct expenditures by state governments, 1985 vs. 2008. Figures do not include intergovernmental transfers. Source of data is U.S. Census Bureau.

1985 2008
Rank State Per Capita Rank State Per Capita
1 Alaska $7,093 1 Alaska $12,572
2 Hawaii $2,426 2 Hawaii $8,070
3 Wyoming $2,053 3 Delaware $6,849
4 North Dakota $1,776 4 Wyoming $6,219
5 Rhode Island $1,755 5 Rhode Island $6,131
6 Delaware $1,740 6 Louisiana $6,117
7 Vermont $1,649 7 Vermont $6,003
8 Montana $1,576 8 New Mexico $5,767
9 New York $1,503 9 Massachusetts $5,599
10 Washington $1,460 10 Connecticut $5,512
11 Louisiana $1,422 11 New Jersey $5,484
12 New Mexico $1,386 12 New York $5,366
13 Massachusetts $1,370 13 Maine $5,177
14 Connecticut $1,364 14 North Dakota $5,176
15 West Virginia $1,359 15 Montana $4,981
16 Oregon $1,356 16 South Carolina $4,883
17 Maine $1,336 17 Kentucky $4,853
18 Utah $1,312 18 West Virginia $4,666
19 New Jersey $1,279 19 Washington $4,664
20 Maryland $1,252 20 Mississippi $4,605
21 Minnesota $1,229 21 Maryland $4,530
22 Oklahoma $1,214 22 Minnesota $4,424
23 Michigan $1,208 23 Oregon $4,418
24 South Dakota $1,178 24 Ohio $4,326
25 South Carolina $1,174 25 Pennsylvania $4,325
26 Alabama $1,157 26 California $4,164
27 Wisconsin $1,154 27 Oklahoma $4,153
28 Ohio $1,151 28 Iowa $4,123
29 Nevada $1,138 29 Utah $4,109
30 Iowa $1,131 30 Wisconsin $4,004
31 Kentucky $1,130 31 Arkansas $3,945
32 California $1,110 32 New Hampshire $3,914
33 Pennsylvania $1,103 33 Alabama $3,898
34 Idaho $1,076 34 Kansas $3,838
35 Illinois $1,065 35 Illinois $3,768
36 Colorado $1,052 36 South Dakota $3,753
37 New Hampshire $1,014 37 Michigan $3,734
38 Nebraska $1,010 38 Idaho $3,700
39 Virginia $978 39 Virginia $3,698
40 Kansas $960 40 North Carolina $3,634
41 Mississippi $948 41 Nebraska $3,623
42 Arkansas $913 42 Missouri $3,578
43 Georgia $898 43 Indiana $3,578
44 Tennessee $879 44 Colorado $3,356
45 Arizona $879 45 Arizona $3,345
46 North Carolina $874 46 Tennessee $3,177
47 Indiana $835 47 Georgia $3,175
48 Texas $831 48 Florida $3,137
49 Missouri $820 49 Texas $3,041
50 Florida $674 50 Nevada $2,686
United States $1,133 United States $4,133

Data can be found at http://www.census.gov/govs/estimate/

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