Special Report

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

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30. Kentucky
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 4.3%
> Federal land acreage: 1.1 million of 25.5 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (819,548 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.9%

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29. South Carolina
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 4.7%
> Federal land acreage: 901,208 of 19.4 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (632,415 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.6%

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28. Georgia
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 4.7%
> Federal land acreage: 1.8 million of 37.3 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (867,381 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 2.2%

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27. Tennessee
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 4.8%
> Federal land acreage: 1.3 million of 26.7 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (720,188 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.6%

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26. Louisiana
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 4.8%
> Federal land acreage: 1.4 million of 28.9 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (608,535 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.6%

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