Oregon Ranks #22 in State-Level Indebtedness


The U.S. national debt is estimated at $53,000 per person today―and climbing. But that doesn’t take into account Americans’ state-level debt.

According to the Tax Foundation’s map of state debt per capita (fiscal year 2011), Oregon’s debt is $3,650.

Massachusetts takes the prize as the most indebted state, with a whopping $11,309 per person. On the other hand, hats off to Tennessee, where they owe only $925. State debt tends to be worst in New England and the West and lowest in the Southeastern states.

About Kathryn Hickok

Kathryn Hickok is Publications Director, Director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Oregon, and Development Coordinator at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon's free market public policy research organization.
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