New Jersey received $1,192 per capita in federal stimulus dollars as of last September 2010, ranking it 45 of 51 states and the District of Columbia in terms of economic recovery spending from the U.S. government, according to Pro Publica’s recovery tracker.
The total amount granted the Garden State has been $10.382 billion, which makes it 13th in terms of total dollars. But when population is taken into account, New Jersey ranks below all but Florida, Texas, Nevada, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama.
The District of Columbia benefited the most from the federal stimulus bill, with per capita spending of $8,754. Alaska, with per capita spending of $3,441 and Vermont, with $2,360 were the top two states in terms of federal recovery dollars. Nationally, the average was $1,400 per capita.
For those who want to see how their particular county benefited or what the state spent its more than $6 billion on, check out Pro Publica's recovery tracker for New Jersey.