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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

State and Local Government Taxes Per Capita (Est.), 2000

Table 18
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $4,905   27 Utah $2,916
2 Connecticut 4,829   28 Indiana 2,875
3 New Jersey 4,319   29 New Hampshire 2,863
4 Massachusetts 3,953   30 North Carolina 2,835
5 Rhode Island 3,580   31 Missouri 2,727
6 Wisconsin 3,567   32 Oregon 2,672
7 Maine 3,559   33 Texas 2,643
8 Minnesota 3,557   34 Arizona 2,564
9 Hawaii 3,556   35 Idaho 2,535
10 California 3,523   36 South Carolina 2,422
11 Maryland 3,517   37 Louisiana 2,412
12 Washington 3,482   38 Oklahoma 2,386
13 Illinois 3,340   39 New Mexico 2,377
14 Delaware 3,299   40 North Dakota 2,364
15 Ohio 3,231   41 Kentucky 2,347
16 Vermont 3,231   42 West Virginia 2,326
17 Nebraska 3,218   43 Arkansas 2,295
18 Virginia 3,192   44 South Dakota 2,292
19 Nevada 3,173   45 Tennessee 2,288
20 Pennsylvania 3,149   46 Wyoming 2,268
21 Michigan 3,036   47 Alabama 2,229
22 Kansas 3,007   48 Mississippi 2,175
23 Iowa 2,983   49 Montana 2,132
24 Georgia 2,975   50 Alaska 1,890
25 Colorado 2,943   U.S. avg. $3,210
26 Florida 2,931   N.Y.S. % above avg. 52.8%
Source: Tax Foundation
Including federal taxes, New Yorkers' total tax burden amounts to $13,676 per person, compared to a national average of $10,447.