Facts and Figures About Locales That Depend on State Funding for Education

Last Updated: July 28, 2011

This article appeared in the July 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: Schools in which locale — city, suburb, town, or rural community — are most heavily reliant, on average, on state funding as a percentage of their education budget?

Answer: Suburban schools get an average 79.1% of their funding from the state, a higher percentage than urban, town or rural schools. See this month’s graph for more information about the distribution of federal, state, and local funding among schools in different locales.

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