State & Local Spending

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In Fiscal Year 2015, Iowa had the third highest state and local general expenditures, per capita of 14 midwest states.

StateTotal
Expenditures
Elem. &
Sec. Ed.
Higher
Education
Public
Welfare
Health &
Hospitals
HighwaysPoliceAll OtherPopulation
(Thousands)
Iowa9,2821,989
1,219
1,777
1,215
781
233
2,068
3,108
Arkansas7,496
1,644
890
1,931
502
551
221
1,758
2,967
Illinois8,4882,013744
1,509
444
596
388
2,795
12,868
Indiana7,250
1,459
881
1,609
887
381
183
1,850
6,595
Kansas8,284
1,876
1,061
1,318
1,074
614
260
2,081
2,899
Michigan7,6661,648
1,111
1,401
854
344
242
2,066
9,916
Minnesota9,422
1,972
858
2,452
590
762
321
2,468
5,453
Missouri7,062
1,638
645
1,355
859
406
281
1,877
6,061
Nebraska8,337
2,081
1,087
1,439
759
672
220
2,079
1,881
N Dakota11,053
2,057
1,371
1,516
314
2,263
249
3,283
740
Ohio8,258 1,853
816
1,921
766
467
282
2,153
11,594
Oklahoma7,364
1,533
928
1,680
608
612
266
1,736
3,877
S Dakota7,473
1,543
795
1,165
362
1,101
212
2,294
853
Wisconsin8,5791,841
1,063
1,970
557
718
305
2,125
5,758

Source: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/statistics/state-and-local-general-expenditures-capita  State & Local Government Finance Data Query System. http://slfdqs.taxpolicycenter.org/pages.cfm. The Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center. Data from U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances, Government Finances, Volume 4, and Census of Governments (2015). Date of Access: (16-Oct-2017).

Population data are from the midpoint of the observation year.