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May 24, 2007

New Yorkers' per-pupil school spending moves from third highest to highest, Census Bureau data show

New York spends more per pupil in schools than any other state, and its per-pupil spending is 62 percent above the national average, data released May 24 by the U.S. Census Bureau show.

The data, for 2004-2005, show that New York's per-pupil spending was $14,119, compared to the national average of $8,701. New York's spending was 2 percent above the second-highest spender, New Jersey, where spending that year was $13,800.

The data also show that:

The Census Bureau report is available at www.census.gov/govs/www/school.html.

The table below shows per-pupil figures for current spending, and the two major sources of school districts' revenues.

Per Pupil spending and revenue, 2004-05
Rank
State
Total per-pupil spending
State revenue rank
Per-pupil school revenue from state sources
Local revenue rank
Per-pupil revenue from local sources
1
NEW YORK
$14,119.37
6
$6,930.17
3
$7,722.25
2
New Jersey
$13,799.79
7
$6,790.38
1
$8,740.82
3
Vermont
$11,835.27
1
$11,599.89
49
$687.77
4
Connecticut
$11,572.42
17
$5,165.90
2
$8,005.79
5
Massachusetts
$11,267.07
13
$5,690.98
4
$6,985.99
6
Delaware
$10,910.06
3
$7,946.71
29
$3,362.15
7
Alaska
$10,829.97
8
$6,628.53
34
$3,151.39
8
Pennsylvania
$10,552.01
28
$4,349.62
5
$6,865.26
9
Rhode Island
$10,371.31
21
$4,865.75
6
$6,512.82
10
Wyoming
$10,254.80
5
$6,961.58
15
$5,206.88
11
Maine
$10,106.03
25
$4,518.10
11
$5,743.35
12
Maryland
$9,815.24
30
$4,319.85
7
$6,369.25
13
Wisconsin
$9,743.84
15
$5,551.48
16
$4,788.39
14
New Hampshire
$9,448.30
29
$4,347.08
8
$6,115.31
15
Michigan
$9,328.76
11
$6,306.98
30
$3,311.07
16
Ohio
$9,260.18
23
$4,673.96
12
$5,415.00
17
West Virginia
$9,004.96
12
$5,752.01
39
$2,707.13
18
Hawaii
$8,996.84
2
$10,844.86
50
$276.10
19
Illinois
$8,943.60
45
$3,442.33
10
$5,775.17
20
Virginia
$8,891.25
33
$4,047.37
14
$5,221.42
21
Indiana
$8,797.80
18
$5,149.49
13
$5,378.00
22
Minnesota
$8,661.63
4
$7,206.57
42
$2,508.25
23
Nebraska
$8,282.33
48
$3,079.51
9
$5,798.75
24
North Dakota
$8,159.46
46
$3,398.73
21
$4,332.00
25
Oregon
$8,114.58
27
$4,430.56
26
$3,700.46
26
California
$8,066.72
14
$5,556.01
35
$2,888.74
27
Montana
$8,057.54
38
$3,947.75
27
$3,515.93
28
Georgia
$8,028.06
32
$4,153.41
19
$4,439.63
29
Iowa
$7,972.38
31
$4,290.08
22
$4,273.18
30
Colorado
$7,729.79
41
$3,857.82
18
$4,483.67
31
Missouri
$7,716.89
36
$4,026.80
20
$4,359.21
32
Kansas
$7,705.72
19
$5,037.81
33
$3,212.98
33
Louisiana
$7,604.52
39
$3,884.40
31
$3,260.73
34
New Mexico
$7,580.49
10
$6,447.89
47
$1,223.01
35
Washington
$7,560.33
16
$5,479.32
40
$2,680.58
36
South Carolina
$7,554.79
34
$4,039.42
25
$4,072.00
37
Arkansas
$7,504.07
9
$6,489.43
48
$1,129.50
38
Texas
$7,266.86
49
$3,003.17
17
$4,737.88
39
Florida
$7,206.63
42
$3,757.94
24
$4,136.66
40
South Dakota
$7,197.22
50
$2,805.00
23
$4,188.99
41
North Carolina
$7,159.29
22
$4,737.25
41
$2,603.37
42
Kentucky
$7,117.98
24
$4,625.85
43
$2,482.54
43
Alabama
$7,066.03
26
$4,452.74
38
$2,707.42
44
Tennessee
$6,729.04
47
$3,147.57
32
$3,218.08
45
Nevada
$6,721.60
20
$4,991.45
36
$2,818.09
46
Oklahoma
$6,612.62
40
$3,879.89
37
$2,816.93
47
Mississippi
$6,574.52
37
$3,961.51
46
$2,269.82
48
Idaho
$6,283.31
35
$4,033.19
45
$2,284.24
49
Arizona
$6,261.39
44
$3,469.27
28
$3,409.67
50
Utah
$5,257.15
43
$3,543.54
44
$2,298.04
United States
$8,701.06
$4,773.83
$4,462.80
NYS +/- U.S. average
62%
45%
73%