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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 48
State & Local Welfare Spending Per Capita, 1993
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $1,219 27 Hawaii $561
2 Maine 902 28 Maryland 549
3 Rhode Island 869 29 Arkansas 544
4 New Hampshire 866 30 Georgia 543
5 Massachusetts 862 31 Colorado 540
6 Connecticut 849 32 Nebraska 514
7 Minnesota 828 33 Montana 507
8 Alaska 789 34 New Mexico 497
9 West Virginia 767 35 Texas 495
10 Pennsylvania 729 36 Oregon 494
11 Louisiana 720 37 Alabama 491
12 Wisconsin 696 38 Missouri 487
13 North Dakota 691 39 Mississippi 481
14 Vermont 684 40 North Carolina 479
15 Kentucky 683 41 South Dakota 472
16 New Jersey 682 42 Oklahoma 470
17 California 681 43 Delaware 456
18 Ohio 677 44 Wyoming 455
19 Michigan 655 45 Florida 450
20 Indiana 621 46 Virginia 419
21 Washington 609 47 Idaho 415
22 Tennessee 575 48 Utah 408
23 Illinois 569 49 Kansas 401
24 South Carolina 568 50 Nevada 395
25 Arizona 566 U.S. Average $648
26 Iowa 562 N.Y.S. % above avg. 88.1%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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