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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 28:
State & Local Government Debt Per Capita, 1993
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska $13,804 27 Oregon $3,521
2 NEW YORK $6,760 28 West Virginia 3,503
3 Delaware 6,759 29 South Dakota 3,357
4 Hawaii 5,817 30 Wisconsin 3,304
5 Massachusetts 5,732 31 Vermont 3,302
6 Rhode Island 5,692 32 Montana 3,206
7 Utah 5,692 33 Virginia 3,183
8 Washington 5,682 34 Kansas 3,169
9 New Hampshire 5,571 35 South Carolina 3,049
10 Connecticut 5,134 36 Georgia 2,911
11 Arizona 4,760 37 North Dakota 2,797
12 Nevada 4,732 38 Michigan 2,788
13 New Jersey 4,725 39 New Mexico 2,778
14 Minnesota 4,641 40 Alabama 2,733
15 Kentucky 4,572 41 Oklahoma 2,732
16 Florida 4,312 42 North Carolina 2,673
17 Pennsylvania 4,228 43 Tennessee 2,460
18 Louisiana 4,163 44 Ohio 2,392
19 Maryland 4,050 45 Missouri 2,294
20 Wyoming 4,042 46 Indiana 2,240
21 Colorado 4,037 47 Arkansas 2,048
22 California 3,956 48 Iowa 1,985
23 Nebraska 3,836 49 Mississippi 1,965
24 Texas 3,798 50 Idaho 1,824
25 Illinois 3,725 U.S. Average $3,942
26 Maine 3,641 N.Y.S. % above avg. 71.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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