Utah is Less Dependent on Federal Funding Than a Majority of States

A new study says Utah is the 15th least-dependent state on federal funding.

A Wallet Hub survey says Utah only gets back $0.66 for every dollar in taxes it sends to the federal government. The study also concludes the Beehive State only gets 29% of it's annual budget from the federal government, putting the state at #16 in the rankings.

Utah would have been ranked as less-dependent on the federal government, but the number of federal employees in the state is relatively high compared to other states, probably because of Hill Air Force Base.


Source: WalletHub

Utah is an anomaly in the overall trends found in the study as Republican states tend to be more dependent on the feds than Democratic ones.