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Federal Expenditures by County

What this map layer shows:

Federal expenditures by U.S. counties or county equivalents for the years 2000, 2005, and 2009. Amounts listed are total dollars, expressed in thousands of dollars and per capita dollars.
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The U.S. Census Bureau collects and reports information on Federal government expenditures or obligations in state, county, and subcounty areas of the United States. It publishes this by fiscal year in a document entitled the Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR). State information is shown there in CFFR Table 15. This report covers the categories of expenditures and obligations listed below. For fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010), amounts totaled $3.3 trillion for the direct expenditure and obligation categories and $1.8 trillion for other Federal assistance (loans and insurance) programs:
  • Retirement and disability ($915 billion)
  • Other direct payments ($819 billion)
  • Grants ($683 billion)
  • Procurement contracts ($517 billion)
  • Salaries and wages ($343 billion)
  • Direct loans ($88 billion)
  • Guarantees or insured loans ($427 billion)
  • Insurance ($1.3 trillion)

Federal Government Expenditures by County

Also available from the National Atlas is a map layer showing Federal Expenditures by State.

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If you download the data for Federal Expenditures by County, you may also want to download the 2001 County Boundaries data. These two map layers can be used together to create national maps. Download 2001 County Boundaries.