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For Release — April 19, 1999

State Government Taxes Per Capita

State Government Taxes Per Capita, 1998
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Connecticut $2,869 27 West Virginia $1,663
2 Delaware 2,665 28 Indiana 1,652
3 Hawaii 2,662 29 Illinois 1,641
4 Minnesota 2,434 30 Vermont 1,621
5 Massachuse 2,357 31 Arkansas 1,598
6 Michigan 2,210 32 Nebraska 1,584
7 Wisconsin 2,135 33 Oklahoma 1,584
8 Washington 2,075 34 Mississippi 1,578
9 California 2,073 35 Ohio 1,574
10 New Mexico 2,058 36 Virginia 1,552
11 NEW YORK $1,989 37 Oregon 1,523
12 Alaska 1,932 38 Georgia 1,517
13 New Jersey 1,923 39 Montana 1,513
14 Maine 1,905 40 Missouri 1,512
15 Nevada 1,848 41 Florida 1,509
16 North 1,838 42 Arizona 1,489
17 Utah 1,828 43 Colorado 1,485
18 Kentucky 1,807 44 South 1,482
19 Rhode 1,805 45 Louisiana 1,392
20 Maryland 1,790 46 Alabama 1,318
21 Wyoming 1,779 47 Tennessee 1,288
22 Kansas 1,768 48 Texas 1,246
23 Pennsylvani 1,719 49 South 1,129
24 North 1,690 50 New 851
25 Iowa 1,678 U.S. $1,762
26 Idaho 1,674 N.Y.S above avg. 12.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, April 1999

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Increase in State Government Taxes Per
Capita, 1997-98
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Wyoming 28.9% 27 Montana 5.6%
2 Utah 25.0% 28 Illinois 5.3%
3 Maine 17.2% 29 Texas 5.2%
4 Connecticut 15.2% 30 Florida 4.9%
5 New Mexico 14.8% 31 Missouri 4.5%
6 Delaware 11.9% 32 Tennessee 4.5%
7 Colorado 9.3% 33 Georgia 4.2%
8 New 9.1% 34 West Virginia 3.9%
9 Virginia 8.6% 35 Washington 3.9%
10 California 8.5% 36 Oklahoma 3.8%
11 Kansas 8.5% 37 Alabama 3.8%
12 South Dakota 8.4% 38 Kentucky 3.6%
13 Massachusetts 8.4% 39 South Carolina 3.5%
14 Rhode Island 8.4% 40 NEW YORK 3.5%
15 Wisconsin 8.4% 41 Idaho 3.3%
16 North Carolina 8.0% 42 Nebraska 3.0%
17 New Jersey 7.4% 43 Hawaii 2.3%
18 Mississippi 7.3% 44 Nevada 2.1%
19 Louisiana 7.3% 45 Iowa 2.1%
20 Ohio 7.2% 46 North Dakota 1.8%
21 Arkansas 6.8% 47 Minnesota 1.6%
22 Pennsylvania 6.6% 48 Oregon -0.1%
23 Indiana 6.4% 49 Arizona -0.8%
24 Michigan 6.3% 50 Alaska -27.3%
25 Vermont 6.2%  
26 Maryland 6.0% U.S. average 6.1%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data, April 1999;
calculations by The Public Policy Institute

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