Report: State Dependency on the Federal Government

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/27 2014 01:25PM

Updated 03/27 2014 02:10PM

Wallet Hub ranked states and the District of Columbia by their dependency on the federal government. 

The report compared the states on three metrics; return on taxes paid to the federal government, federal funding as percent of revenue, and the number of federal employees per capita. 

Click on a state to see how it ranked among the three metrics and overall. Ranking key: (1=Least Dependent, 51=Most Dependent).

Data and information provided by Wallet Hub.

Least Dependent:
  1. Delaware
  2. Illinois 
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Jersey
  5. Connecticut 
Most Dependent:
  1. Mississippi/New Mexico
  2. Alabama 
  3. Louisiana
  4. Maine/Montana 
  5. Tennessee

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