Data (Dumpster?) Dive: Cash for Clunkers States Ranked Per Head of Population

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

In other words, TTAC commentator Stephen Teller has assembled a chart matching the amount of Cash for Clunkers money doled out per state, divided by population. [ download here] Here are the top ten in reverse order:

10. Vermont – $3.82

9. Iowa – $4.06

8. Nebraska – $4.14

7. Maine – $4.14

6. New Hampshire – $4.16

5. Wisconsin – $4.27

4. Michigan – $4.44

3. South Dakota – $5.02

2. North Dakota – $5.15

1. Minnesota – $5.78

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  • Seabrjim Seabrjim on Aug 06, 2009

    If most of the cars sold are fuel sippers, wont the fedgov lose out as far as fuel taxes? Oops...we can raise another tax to compensate. To quote from the 1970s miller lite commercial "I knew this was a bad idea"

  • Kurt. Kurt. on Aug 06, 2009

    @David Dennis, And just to add on that thought, are not Californians and Hawaiians paying the highest fuel taxes now already?

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Aug 06, 2009

    Cali and Hawaii don't have the highest fuel taxes, but close to the highest fuel prices. All fuel in Hawaii is imported by ship, and Cali is infested with enviros who won't allow drilling or new refineries. I hate to see state rankings divided by population because it skews the results for the most populous states, and three of the four most populous (Cali, Texas and Florida) aren't listed. For this ranking, I'd rather see division by registrations. Even with that change, the small population states, especially Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, will still do well in the rankings.

  • Steven Lang Steven Lang on Aug 06, 2009

    With the exception of Michigan, all of those states rank among the lowest in terms of foreclosure rates and credit card debt per capita.