When looking for a place to move, the quality of education is an important factor in many family decisions.
After college, many teachers seek good pay, but states differ on education spending.
Here is a ranking of each state based on how much money is spent on education staff per capita.
The figures come from U.S. Census data from 2009 on total amount spent on education staff compared to the total number of children in each state.

Amount spent per capita: $13,547.52

Child population: 3,741,689

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $13,393.04

Child population: 1,750,184

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $13,217.12

Child population: 153,844

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $11,813.29

Child population: 118,303

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $11,476.25

Child population: 713,670

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $11,451.65

Child population: 111,310

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $11,138.89

Child population: 1,254,056

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $10,218.25

Child population: 204,310

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $9,897.88

Child population: 241,439

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $9,871.87

Child population: 1,152,138

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $9,543.97

Child population: 255,996

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,968.28

Child population: 250,894

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,815.45

Child population: 2,449,852

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,804.00

Child population: 335,153

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,725.48

Child population: 2,660,945

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,674.70

Child population: 1,075,707

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,629.15

Child population: 1,574,060

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,492.30

Child population: 1,143,753

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,177.26

Child population: 177,917

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,115.06

Child population: 91,107

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,108.04

Child population: 2,052,599

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $8,102.94

Child population: 2,346,270

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,742.64

Child population: 605,152

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,720.39

Child population: 380,564

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,710.30

Child population: 7,920,709

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,689.92

Child population: 618,387

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,660.20

Child population: 734,627

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,655.06

Child population: 2,094,844

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,608.61

Child population: 127,340

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,595.84

Child population: 188,613

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,486.18

Child population: 1,330,238

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,450.18

Child population: 939,977

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,427.98

Child population: 598,241

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,283.20

Child population: 922,128

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,211.30

Child population: 1,211,174

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,145.17

Child population: 434,860

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,072.25

Child population: 1,372,507

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,023.18

Child population: 5,693,241

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $7,001.81

Child population: 1,020,732

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $6,927.40

Child population: 971,355

Breakdown of spending:

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Amount spent per capita: $6,865.19

Child population: 863,837

Breakdown of spending:

StuSteeger via Flickr

Amount spent per capita: $6,831.85

Child population: 3,439,484

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $6,830.20

Child population: 777,484

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $6,654.01

Child population: 548,850

Breakdown of spending:

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Amount spent per capita: $6,510.39

Child population: 1,926,640

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $6,478.20

Child population: 167,119

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $6,241.97

Child population: 638,539

Breakdown of spending:

Reading Tom via Flickr

Amount spent per capita: $6,111.74

Child population: 1,268,308

Breakdown of spending:

AI_HikesAZ via Flickr

Amount spent per capita: $5,671.59

Child population: 1,363,926

Breakdown of spending:

J. Stephen Conn via Flickr

Amount spent per capita: $5,387.20

Child population: 353,509

Breakdown of spending:

Amount spent per capita: $4,993.32

Child population: 698,613

Breakdown of spending:

## Which state spends the least on education staff?

When looking for a place to move, the quality of education is an important factor in many family decisions. After college, many teachers seek good pay, but states differ on education spending. Here is a ranking of each state based on how much money is spent on education staff per capita. The figures come from U.S. Census data from 2009 on total amount spent on education staff compared to the total number of children in each state.

Amount spent per capita:$13,547.52Child population:3,741,689Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$13,393.04Child population:1,750,184Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$13,217.12Child population:153,844Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$11,813.29Child population:118,303Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$11,476.25Child population:713,670Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$11,451.65Child population:111,310Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$11,138.89Child population:1,254,056Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$10,218.25Child population:204,310Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$9,897.88Child population:241,439Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$9,871.87Child population:1,152,138Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$9,543.97Child population:255,996Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,968.28Child population:250,894Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,815.45Child population:2,449,852Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,804.00Child population:335,153Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,725.48Child population:2,660,945Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,674.70Child population:1,075,707Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,629.15Child population:1,574,060Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,492.30Child population:1,143,753Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,177.26Child population:177,917Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,115.06Child population:91,107Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,108.04Child population:2,052,599Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$8,102.94Child population:2,346,270Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,742.64Child population:605,152Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,720.39Child population:380,564Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,710.30Child population:7,920,709Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,689.92Child population:618,387Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,660.20Child population:734,627Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,655.06Child population:2,094,844Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,608.61Child population:127,340Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,595.84Child population:188,613Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,486.18Child population:1,330,238Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,450.18Child population:939,977Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,427.98Child population:598,241Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,283.20Child population:922,128Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,211.30Child population:1,211,174Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,145.17Child population:434,860Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,072.25Child population:1,372,507Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,023.18Child population:5,693,241Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$7,001.81Child population:1,020,732Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,927.40Child population:971,355Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,865.19Child population:863,837Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,831.85Child population:3,439,484Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,830.20Child population:777,484Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,654.01Child population:548,850Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,510.39Child population:1,926,640Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,478.20Child population:167,119Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,241.97Child population:638,539Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$6,111.74Child population:1,268,308Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$5,671.59Child population:1,363,926Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$5,387.20Child population:353,509Breakdown of spending:Amount spent per capita:$4,993.32Child population:698,613Breakdown of spending: