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COMPARING STATES

Title
IDAHO
WASHINGTON
MONTANA
WYOMING
Population
1.939 million
7.786 million
1.123 million
581,381
Income per capita
$56,242
$75,208
$60,715
$73,064
People per household
2.63
2.48
2.36
2.33
State debt per capita
$1,781
$3,891
$2,353
$1,592
Minimum wage
$7.25
$16.28
$10.30
$7.25
Highest source of tax revenue
Sales
Sales
Property
Property
Highest state income tax rate
5.8%
7.0%
5.9%
0%
Total tax burden (with local taxes)
10.7% (29th)
10.7% (30th)
10.5% (27th)
7.5% (2nd)
K-12 education spending per student
$8,700
$19,500
$15,000
$19,900
NAEP 4th grade math rank
23rd
27th
15th
1st
NAEP 4th grade reading rank
30th
23rd
11th
2nd
NAEP 8th grade math rank
3rd
18th
14th
6th
NAEP 8th grade reading rank
6th
14th
15th
16th
Cigarette tax per 20-pack
$.57
$3.025
$1.70
$.60
Federal aid as a percentage of state revenue
38.8%
33.3%
51.5%
48.7%
State and local combined sales tax rate
6.03%
9.38%
0%
5.44%
State and local general sales tax collections per person
$1,317
$3,147
$0
$1,425
State gasoline tax per gallon
$.33
$.528
$.3375
$.24
State revenue per capita
$7,934 (38th)
$9,550 (21st)
$9,898 (19th)
$12,927 (8th)
State tax collection per capita
$3,950 (29th)
$4,625 (13th)
$4,099 (23rd)
$4,188 (20th)
Total number of regulations
36,612
200,364
59,902
72,218
State spirits excise tax per gallon
$12.13
$36.55
$10.56
$0
State cell phone tax rate
2.89%
21.28%
6.93%
9.23%
State and local property tax per capita
$1,097
$1,895
$1,827
$2,156
Percentage of fully funded pension plans
89%
104%
73%
94%
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