Special Report

States Getting the Most and Least From Uncle Sam


To identify the states getting the most and least from the federal government, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the “Giving or Getting? New York’s Balance of Payments with the Federal Government” report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government. States were ranked based on the amount of money they received per capita from the federal government in fiscal 2017 minus the amount residents and organizations paid the federal government per capita. SNAP benefit recipiency and median household income are 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.