Special Report

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

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40. Oklahoma
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.6%
> Federal land acreage: 700,996 of 44.1 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (399,425 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 2.9%

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39. Indiana
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.7%
> Federal land acreage: 385,405 of 23.2 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (203,682 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.2%

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38. Texas
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.8%
> Federal land acreage: 3.0 million of 168.2 million
> Leading agency: National Park Service (1.2 million acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.6%

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37. Pennsylvania
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 2.1%
> Federal land acreage: 617,656 of 28.8 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (513,889 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.6%

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36. Delaware
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 2.4%
> Federal land acreage: 29,864 of 1.3 million
> Leading agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (25,543 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.2%

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