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Table 27
State and Local Debt Per Capita, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska $11,201 27 Wisconsin $3,816
2 NEW YORK $8,232 28 Maine 3,766
3 Connecticut 7,810 29 Nebraska 3,766
4 Delaware 7,597 30 Louisiana 3,752
5 Massachusetts 6,670 31 Virginia 3,630
6 Rhode Island 6,583 32 West Virginia 3,559
7 Hawaii 6,086 33 Montana 3,331
8 New Hampshire 5,970 34 Michigan 3,295
9 Washington 5,742 35 South Dakota 3,287
10 Utah 5,739 36 South Carolina 3,272
11 New Jersey 5,212 37 Georgia 3,223
12 Nevada 5,094 38 New Mexico 3,168
13 Colorado 5,036 39 Kansas 3,130
14 Kentucky 4,995 40 North Carolina 2,936
15 Pennsylvania 4,852 41 Alabama 2,718
16 Minnesota 4,737 42 Oklahoma 2,716
17 Florida 4,525 43 North Dakota 2,704
18 California 4,511 44 Indiana 2,635
19 Illinois 4,425 45 Ohio 2,591
20 Maryland 4,387 46 Missouri 2,589
21 Arizona 4,338 47 Arkansas 2,316
22 Tennessee 4,227 48 Mississippi 2,264
23 Texas 3,973 49 Iowa 2,228
24 Wyoming 3,889 50 Idaho 1,954
25 Oregon 3,886 U.S. average $4,409
26 Vermont 3,832 N.Y.S. % above avg. 86.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Interest paid on debt by New York's state and local governments
is also among the highest in the nation, $397 per capita in 1996.

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