Nebraska Ranked No. 2 for Smallest State Debt Per Capita

5 Jun 2013

A new map published by the Tax Foundation examines total state debt per capita in each state at the end of the 2011 fiscal year. According to the Tax Foundation, Tennessee has the best ranking with a debt of $925 per capita.  Close behind at No. 2 is Nebraska with a debt per capita of $1,277 -- easily the smallest amount of debt per capita among the Plains States. Meanwhile, Massachusetts held the highest debt at $11,309 per resident, followed by Alaska, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.  The study used data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  See the map by clicking here.