Tuesday, August 31, 2010

States that Receive the Most Federal Funds

From Economix:

DESCRIPTION Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2009.
Obligations for federal domestic spending rose 16 percent in fiscal year 2009 to $3.2 trillion. That comes out to $10,548 per person living in the United States.

Alaska received nearly twice the national average, taking in $20,351.13 per resident, the most of any American state. The state with the second-highest total in per-capita federal funds received was Virginia, at $19,734.

The District of Columbia, however, received an even higher amount per capita than both those states. The nation’s capital received $83,196.12 per resident, mainly because of salaries and wages paid to the many federal employees who work there....MORE