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Table 32. Direct general expenditures per capita of state and local governments for all functions and for education, by level of education and state: 2007-08 and 2008-09
  Direct general expenditures,1
2007-08
Direct general expenditures,1
2008-09
  Total amount per capita For education Total amount per capita For education
  All education Elementary and secondary education Colleges and universities Other education2
State Amount per capita As a percent of all functions Amount per capita As a percent of all functions Amount per capita As a percent
of all functions
Amount per capita As a percent of all functions Amount per capita As a percent of all functions
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States $7,886 $2,714 34.4 $8,062 $2,771 34.4 $1,881 23.3 $763 9.5 $126 1.6
Alabama 6,975 2,784 39.9 7,214 2,838 39.3 1,667 23.1 1,019 14.1 152 2.1
Alaska 16,746 4,375 26.1 17,802 4,466 25.1 3,290 18.5 1,030 5.8 147 0.8
Arizona 6,651 2,160 32.5 6,662 2,122 31.9 1,378 20.7 643 9.7 101 1.5
Arkansas 6,238 2,436 39.1 6,234 2,553 41.0 1,643 26.4 789 12.7 122 1.9
California 9,166 2,840 31.0 9,241 2,816 30.5 1,876 20.3 839 9.1 101 1.1
                         
Colorado 7,212 2,554 35.4 7,264 2,538 34.9 1,635 22.5 826 11.4 77 1.1
Connecticut 8,683 3,176 36.6 9,068 3,275 36.1 2,385 26.3 711 7.8 179 2.0
Delaware 9,216 3,285 35.6 9,242 3,314 35.9 1,998 21.6 1,090 11.8 226 2.4
District of Columbia 18,094 3,774 20.9 16,906 3,697 21.9 3,476 20.6 221 1.3 0 0.0
Florida 7,517 2,242 29.8 7,438 2,127 28.6 1,517 20.4 482 6.5 129 1.7
                         
Georgia 6,732 2,645 39.3 6,544 2,628 40.2 1,895 29.0 568 8.7 165 2.5
Hawaii 9,091 2,636 29.0 9,758 2,746 28.1 1,814 18.6 888 9.1 45 0.5
Idaho 6,348 2,074 32.7 6,585 2,137 32.5 1,303 19.8 726 11.0 108 1.6
Illinois 7,492 2,549 34.0 7,813 2,680 34.3 1,920 24.6 639 8.2 121 1.5
Indiana 6,957 2,414 34.7 7,075 2,582 36.5 1,605 22.7 835 11.8 143 2.0
                         
Iowa 7,692 2,902 37.7 8,257 3,069 37.2 1,805 21.9 1,126 13.6 138 1.7
Kansas 7,469 2,683 35.9 7,934 2,989 37.7 1,927 24.3 975 12.3 87 1.1
Kentucky 6,873 2,480 36.1 7,027 2,485 35.4 1,462 20.8 819 11.7 205 2.9
Louisiana 9,292 2,653 28.6 9,179 2,721 29.6 1,772 19.3 753 8.2 196 2.1
Maine 7,811 2,416 30.9 8,202 2,469 30.1 1,756 21.4 583 7.1 129 1.6
                         
Maryland 8,083 3,040 37.6 8,423 3,047 36.2 2,055 24.4 868 10.3 124 1.5
Massachusetts 8,651 2,645 30.6 8,800 2,725 31.0 1,941 22.1 622 7.1 161 1.8
Michigan 7,227 2,830 39.2 7,303 2,820 38.6 1,811 24.8 912 12.5 98 1.3
Minnesota 8,424 2,830 33.6 8,811 3,031 34.4 1,998 22.7 847 9.6 187 2.1
Mississippi 7,637 2,433 31.9 7,796 2,512 32.2 1,518 19.5 875 11.2 119 1.5
                         
Missouri 6,591 2,340 35.5 6,795 2,392 35.2 1,652 24.3 627 9.2 113 1.7
Montana 7,497 2,606 34.8 7,637 2,633 34.5 1,635 21.4 849 11.1 150 2.0
Nebraska 7,697 2,857 37.1 7,713 3,052 39.6 1,907 24.7 1,015 13.2 130 1.7
Nevada 6,970 2,380 34.2 7,114 2,205 31.0 1,621 22.8 508 7.1 76 1.1
New Hampshire 6,754 2,587 38.3 7,060 2,632 37.3 1,912 27.1 619 8.8 101 1.4
                         
New Jersey 9,104 3,521 38.7 9,274 3,634 39.2 2,828 30.5 639 6.9 168 1.8
New Mexico 8,694 2,976 34.2 9,182 3,184 34.7 1,937 21.1 1,078 11.7 170 1.8
New York 10,909 3,326 30.5 11,303 3,524 31.2 2,754 24.4 674 6.0 96 0.8
North Carolina 6,852 2,464 36.0 6,962 2,485 35.7 1,543 22.2 858 12.3 83 1.2
North Dakota 7,981 2,876 36.0 8,359 2,952 35.3 1,656 19.8 1,193 14.3 103 1.2
                         
Ohio 7,498 2,679 35.7 7,660 2,724 35.6 1,869 24.4 690 9.0 164 2.1
Oklahoma 6,588 2,509 38.1 6,859 2,600 37.9 1,588 23.2 888 13.0 123 1.8
Oregon 7,439 2,557 34.4 7,945 2,769 34.9 1,681 21.2 994 12.5 95 1.2
Pennsylvania 7,536 2,635 35.0 7,767 2,709 34.9 1,911 24.6 657 8.5 140 1.8
Rhode Island 8,510 2,787 32.8 8,467 2,783 32.9 2,059 24.3 547 6.5 177 2.1
                         
South Carolina 7,473 2,721 36.4 7,520 2,738 36.4 1,795 23.9 710 9.4 233 3.1
South Dakota 6,492 2,179 33.6 7,029 2,371 33.7 1,488 21.2 735 10.5 149 2.1
Tennessee 6,060 1,983 32.7 6,325 2,010 31.8 1,336 21.1 528 8.3 145 2.3
Texas 6,707 2,714 40.5 6,955 2,850 41.0 1,936 27.8 837 12.0 77 1.1
Utah 6,862 2,739 39.9 7,078 2,814 39.8 1,548 21.9 1,157 16.3 109 1.5
                         
Vermont 8,753 3,566 40.7 9,098 3,656 40.2 2,294 25.2 1,121 12.3 241 2.6
Virginia 7,324 2,911 39.7 7,333 2,842 38.8 1,852 25.3 876 11.9 113 1.5
Washington 8,162 2,748 33.7 8,479 2,863 33.8 1,768 20.9 893 10.5 202 2.4
West Virginia 6,844 2,581 37.7 7,182 2,689 37.4 1,593 22.2 800 11.1 295 4.1
Wisconsin 7,541 2,771 36.7 7,962 2,859 35.9 1,843 23.2 916 11.5 99 1.2
Wyoming 12,762 4,203 32.9 13,709 4,509 32.9 3,026 22.1 1,263 9.2 219 1.6
1 Includes state and local government expenditures for education services, social services and income maintenance, transportation, public safety, environment and housing, governmental administration, interest on general debt, and other general expenditures.
2 Includes assistance and subsidies to individuals, private elementary and secondary schools, and private colleges and universities, as well as miscellaneous education expenditures.
NOTE: Per capita amounts for 2008-09 are based on population estimates for July 2009. Per capita amounts for 2007-08 are based on the latest population estimates for July 2008 and have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Governmental Finances, retrieved November 2, 2011, from http://www.census.gov/govs/estimate/; and GCT-T1 Population Estimates, retrieved November 2, 2011, from http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-state=gct&-ds_name=PEP_2009_EST&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-T1&-CONTEXT=gct&-mt_name=PEP_2009_EST_GCTT1_ST2&-redoLog=true&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=&-format=US-40&-_lang=en. (This table was prepared November 2011).
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