Special Report

Most & Least Federally Dependent States

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30. North Carolina
> Wallethub score: 35.36
> State residents’ dependency score: 34 — 17th lowest
> State government’s dependency score: 24 — 24th highest
> 2019 population: 10,488,084

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29. Rhode Island
> Wallethub score: 35.44
> State residents’ dependency score: 35 — 16th lowest
> State government’s dependency score: 22 — 22nd highest
> 2019 population: 1,059,361

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28. Wisconsin
> Wallethub score: 35.92
> State residents’ dependency score: 15 — 15th highest
> State government’s dependency score: 43 — 8th lowest
> 2019 population: 5,822,434

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27. Michigan
> Wallethub score: 35.95
> State residents’ dependency score: 28 — 23rd lowest
> State government’s dependency score: 27 — 24th lowest
> 2019 population: 9,986,857

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26. New York
> Wallethub score: 36.33
> State residents’ dependency score: 46 — 5th lowest
> State government’s dependency score: 14 — 14th highest
> 2019 population: 19,453,561