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

Federal Taxes Per Capita, 2000

Table 30
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Connecticut $12,049   27 Missouri $6,496
2 New Jersey 10,074   28 Nebraska 6,444
3 Massachusetts 9,497   29 Indiana 6,376
4 NEW YORK $8,771   30 Arizona 6,361
5 Illinois 8,396   31 Vermont 6,205
6 Maryland 8,313   32 North Carolina 6,201
7 New Hampshire 8,307   33 Iowa 6,185
8 Washington 8,033   34 Tennessee 6,122
9 Delaware 7,903   35 Hawaii 5,868
10 Colorado 7,869   36 Maine 5,780
11 Nevada 7,847   37 South Dakota 5,698
12 California 7,715   38 South Carolina 5,612
13 Minnesota 7,612   39 Alabama 5,435
14 Florida 7,586   40 Kentucky 5,431
15 Michigan 7,356   41 North Dakota 5,421
16 Rhode Island 7,174   42 Louisiana 5,375
17 Pennsylvania 7,158   43 Utah 5,330
18 Virginia 7,143   44 Oklahoma 5,218
19 Wyoming 6,901   45 Idaho 5,135
20 Wisconsin 6,748   46 Montana 4,993
21 Oregon 6,746   47 Arkansas 4,943
22 Texas 6,735   48 New Mexico 4,902
23 Alaska 6,716   49 Mississippi 4,598
24 Georgia 6,709   50 West Virginia 4,555
25 Kansas 6,700   U.S. average $7,238
26 Ohio 6,669   N.Y.S. % above avg. 21.2%
Source: Tax Foundation
New York's tax burden is relatively high because of the "progressive" nature of the federal tax code and relatively high incomes in New York.