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Table 29. Direct general expenditures per capita of state and local governments for all functions and for education, by level of education and state: 2005–06
State Total, all
direct general expenditures per capita1 
Education expenditures
Total Elementary and
secondary education
Colleges and universities Other education2 
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
United States $7,087 $2,431 34.3 $1,672 23.6 $640 9.0 $119 1.7
Alabama 6,680 2,372 35.5 1,425 21.3 814 12.2 134 2.0
Alaska 13,968 3,666 26.2 2,682 19.2 864 6.2 120 0.9
Arizona 5,797 1,914 33.0 1,255 21.6 580 10.0 79 1.4
Arkansas 5,900 2,271 38.5 1,470 24.9 678 11.5 123 2.1
California 8,050 2,534 31.5 1,759 21.8 668 8.3 107 1.3
                   
Colorado 6,475 2,301 35.5 1,561 24.1 668 10.3 72 1.1
Connecticut 7,842 2,833 36.1 2,085 26.6 606 7.7 142 1.8
Delaware 8,740 3,100 35.5 1,894 21.7 1,011 11.6 196 2.2
District of Columbia 13,763 2,541 18.5 2,348 17.1 193 1.4 # #
Florida 6,779 1,954 28.8 1,438 21.2 412 6.1 104 1.5
                   
Georgia 5,789 2,274 39.3 1,645 28.4 484 8.4 145 2.5
Hawaii 7,659 2,266 29.6 1,507 19.7 728 9.5 31 0.4
Idaho 5,746 1,961 34.1 1,266 22.0 607 10.6 87 1.5
Illinois 6,561 2,295 35.0 1,612 24.6 578 8.8 104 1.6
Indiana 6,319 2,357 37.3 1,548 24.5 685 10.8 124 2.0
                   
Iowa 6,910 2,609 37.8 1,563 22.6 927 13.4 118 1.7
Kansas 6,528 2,437 37.3 1,490 22.8 875 13.4 73 1.1
Kentucky 6,020 2,069 34.4 1,232 20.5 654 10.9 183 3.0
Louisiana 7,108 2,129 30.0 1,391 19.6 572 8.1 166 2.3
Maine 7,541 2,269 30.1 1,612 21.4 541 7.2 117 1.5
                   
Maryland 7,013 2,563 36.5 1,731 24.7 721 10.3 110 1.6
Massachusetts 8,143 2,645 32.5 1,803 22.1 551 6.8 291 3.6
Michigan 6,590 2,609 39.6 1,707 25.9 822 12.5 80 1.2
Minnesota 7,502 2,527 33.7 1,722 23.0 658 8.8 146 1.9
Mississippi 6,614 2,209 33.4 1,373 20.8 732 11.1 104 1.6
                   
Missouri 5,911 2,043 34.6 1,426 24.1 529 8.9 88 1.5
Montana 6,591 2,287 34.7 1,431 21.7 708 10.7 148 2.3
Nebraska 6,610 2,459 37.2 1,541 23.3 821 12.4 98 1.5
Nevada 6,451 2,055 31.9 1,526 23.7 470 7.3 60 0.9
New Hampshire 6,196 2,386 38.5 1,739 28.1 579 9.4 67 1.1
                   
New Jersey 8,159 3,185 39.0 2,512 30.8 562 6.9 110 1.4
New Mexico 7,606 2,669 35.1 1,564 20.6 958 12.6 147 1.9
New York 10,086 2,962 29.4 2,354 23.3 506 5.0 102 1.0
North Carolina 6,312 2,254 35.7 1,299 20.6 888 14.1 67 1.1
North Dakota 7,100 2,619 36.9 1,492 21.0 1,041 14.7 86 1.2
                   
Ohio 7,148 2,505 35.1 1,732 24.2 621 8.7 153 2.1
Oklahoma 5,820 2,243 38.5 1,402 24.1 735 12.6 106 1.8
Oregon 6,843 2,253 32.9 1,391 20.3 796 11.6 66 1.0
Pennsylvania 7,184 2,527 35.2 1,744 24.3 534 7.4 249 3.5
Rhode Island 7,725 2,538 32.9 1,833 23.7 559 7.2 147 1.9
                   
South Carolina 6,724 2,445 36.4 1,606 23.9 649 9.7 190 2.8
South Dakota 5,967 1,968 33.0 1,293 21.7 555 9.3 120 2.0
Tennessee 5,694 1,805 31.7 1,224 21.5 472 8.3 109 1.9
Texas 5,881 2,384 40.5 1,641 27.9 665 11.3 78 1.3
Utah 6,122 2,328 38.0 1,290 21.1 935 15.3 103 1.7
                   
Vermont 7,874 3,252 41.3 1,995 25.3 1,066 13.5 191 2.4
Virginia 6,593 2,518 38.2 1,721 26.1 697 10.6 100 1.5
Washington 7,063 2,400 34.0 1,492 21.1 742 10.5 166 2.3
West Virginia 6,288 2,354 37.4 1,432 22.8 692 11.0 230 3.7
Wisconsin 7,093 2,580 36.4 1,680 23.7 813 11.5 87 1.2
Wyoming 10,425 3,287 31.5 2,207 21.2 956 9.2 125 1.2
# Rounds to zero.
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 colleges and universities, as well as miscellaneous education expenditures.
NOTE: Per capita amounts are based on population figures as of July 2006. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Governmental Finances, retrieved July 15, 2008, from http://www.census.gov/govs/www/estimate06.html; and GCT-T1 Population Estimates, retrieved July 15, 2008, from http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCT Table?_bm=y& -geo_id=01000US&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-T1&-ds_name=PEP_2006_EST&_lang=en&-_format =US-9&-_sse=on. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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