Economic Importance of Federal Defense Spending in the States

Economic Importance of Federal Defense Spending in the States

Note: Defense spending is defined as the U.S. Department of Defense’s expenditures for retirement and nonretirement benefits as well as salaries and wages, and obligations for grants and contracts. Defense spending in the District of Columbia was $10,308 per capita.

Sources: Pew’s analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis; USASpending.gov; U.S. Department of Defense Offices of the Actuary and Economic Adjustment; and U.S. Census Bureau.