Forty states got more federal funds than they remitted in taxes and other revenues in 2017, with Virginia having the largest disparity. Ten states — eight of them so-called blue states that lean Democratic — sent more money to the federal government than they received, with New York contributing more than any other state.

Source: Laura Schultz and Michelle Cummings, “Giving or Getting: New York's Balance of Payments With the Federal Government,” January 2019, pp. 13-14, https://tinyurl.com/6bsooqyk

Data for the graphic are as follows:

State Amount of Federal Money Per Capita
Alabama More than $3,500
Alaska More than $3,500
Arizona More than $3,500
Arkansas More than $3,500
California $0 to $100
Colorado Less than $0
Connecticut Less than $0
Delaware $2,000 to $3,500
District of Columbia Not Available
Florida $2,000 to $3,500
Georgia $2,000 to $3,500
Hawaii More than $3,500
Idaho $2,000 to $3,500
Illinois Less than $0
Indiana $2,000 to $3,500
Iowa $100 to $2,000
Kansas $100 to $2,000
Kentucky More than $3,500
Louisiana More than $3,500
Maine More than $3,500
Maryland More than $3,500
Massachusetts Less than $0
Michigan $2,000 to $3,500
Minnesota $100 to $2,000
Mississippi More than $3,500
Missouri More than $3,500
Montana More than $3,500
Nebraska Less than $0
Nevada $100 to $2,000
New Hampshire Less than $0
New Jersey Less than $0
New Mexico More than $3,500
New York Less than $0
North Carolina $2,000 to $3,500
North Dakota Less than $0
Ohio $2,000 to $3,500
Oklahoma More than $3,500
Oregon $2,000 to $3,500
Pennsylvania $2,000 to $3,500
Rhode Island $2,000 to $3,500
South Carolina More than $3,500
South Dakota $100 to $2,000
Tennessee More than $3,500
Texas $100 to $2,000
Utah $100 to $2,000
Vermont More than $3,500
Virginia More than $3,500
Washington Less than $0
West Virginia More than $3,500
Wisconsin $100 to $2,000
Wyoming $100 to $2,000

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