Where States Get Their Money

FY 2018

Note: this data has been updated.

Taxes and federal funds together account for 81% of revenue for the 50 states. Taxes are the largest revenue source in 44 states, while federal funds are greatest in six: Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

This infographic displays a breakdown of each state’s revenue by major categories.

Percentage of State Revenue by Source, FY 2018

Select revenue sources below to highlight them and resort the chart:

Taxes
Federal funds
Service charges
Miscellaneous
Local funds
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Note: This analysis uses “general revenue,” which accounts for all state revenue sources except state-owned liquor stores, utilities, and insurance trust funds.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Annual Survey of State Government Finances

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