Special Report

Most & Least Federally Dependent States

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45. Massachusetts
> Wallethub score: 20.99
> State residents’ dependency score: 47 — 4th lowest
> State government’s dependency score: 38 — 13th lowest
> 2019 population: 6,892,503

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44. Washington
> Wallethub score: 21.97
> State residents’ dependency score: 42 — 9th lowest
> State government’s dependency score: 39 — 12th lowest
> 2019 population: 7,614,893

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43. Illinois
> Wallethub score: 24.01
> State residents’ dependency score: 48 — 3rd lowest
> State government’s dependency score: 37 — 14th lowest
> 2019 population: 12,671,821

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42. Connecticut
> Wallethub score: 25.41
> State residents’ dependency score: 19 — 19th highest
> State government’s dependency score: 46 — 5th lowest
> 2019 population: 3,565,287

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41. Virginia
> Wallethub score: 25.59
> State residents’ dependency score: 13 — 13th highest
> State government’s dependency score: 50 — the lowest
> 2019 population: 8,535,519