Special Report

How Much Land the Government Owns in Every State and What It's Used For

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50. Connecticut
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 0.3%
> Federal land acreage: 8,939 of 3.1 million
> Leading agency: National Park Service (5,846 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.1%

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49. Iowa
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 0.3%
> Federal land acreage: 122,649 of 35.9 million
> Leading agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (72,064 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.1%

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48. Kansas
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 0.5%
> Federal land acreage: 272,987 of 52.5 million
> Leading agency: Department of Defense (134,381 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.8%

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47. New York
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 0.6%
> Federal land acreage: 188,537 of 30.7 million
> Leading agency: Department of Defense (109,478 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.2%

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46. Rhode Island
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 0.7%
> Federal land acreage: 4,410 of 677,120
> Leading agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (2,415 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 2.2%

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