Average Funeral Costs by State

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The average funeral cost in the United States can be quite expensive, with a wide range of costs depending on the services chosen. On average, a full-service funeral can cost between $6,000 and $10,000, with some reaching as high as $15,000 or more. This cost typically includes services like transportation of the body from the place of death to the funeral home or cemetery; embalming; use of a hearse for transport to the place of burial or cremation; casket purchase; viewing and visitation hours; memorial service at a church or other location; headstone or other grave markers; flowers and music; most often handled by either a funeral director or cemetery staff. In addition to these costs, there are usually additional expenses such as burial plot fees, newspaper obituaries, pallbearers fees, and acknowledgment cards that need to be taken into account when budgeting for one’s final expenses. When planning ahead it is important to remember that these costs vary significantly depending on geographical location and the type of service chosen. Additionally, some people may opt for pre-paid funeral plans which offer peace of mind knowing that their families will not have to bear the financial burden of organizing their funerals after they have passed away.

#StateAverage Funeral CostDeath Rate
1Hawaii$15,203855.2 per 100k
2California$10,727812.4 per 100k
3Oregon$10,424948.2 per 100k
4New York$10,3551,051.6 per 100k
5Massachusetts$10,270989.7 per 100k
6Maryland$9,921992 per 100k
7Alaska$9,913707.1 per 100k
8Connecticut$9,6891,064.2 per 100k
9Rhode Island$9,2471,118 per 100k
10New Jersey$9,1541,080.8 per 100k
11Maine$8,9991,165.8 per 100k
12Vermont$8,9841,036.2 per 100k
13Washington$8,620820.8 per 100k
14Nevada$8,434975.6 per 100k
15New Hampshire$8,3801,002.7 per 100k
16Delaware$8,3571,122 per 100k
17Colorado$8,132807.9 per 100k
18Pennsylvania$7,8921,216.8 per 100k
19Virginia$7,869938.2 per 100k
20Arizona$7,8451,020.7 per 100k
21Minnesota$7,838925.7 per 100k
22South Dakota$7,7481,104.6 per 100k
23Florida$7,6671,102.8 per 100k
24Montana$7,6521,113 per 100k
25Utah$7,536661.5 per 100k
26North Dakota$7,5121,052.1 per 100k
27South Carolina$7,5121,173.3 per 100k
28Illinois$7,4191,053.9 per 100k
29North Carolina$7,4041,032.5 per 100k
30Wisconsin$7,3891,075.1 per 100k
31Idaho$7,288897.8 per 100k
32Kentucky$7,2651,248.1 per 100k
33Louisiana$7,2341,221.7 per 100k
34Ohio$7,1951,228.9 per 100k
35Nebraska$7,1721,009 per 100k
36Texas$7,148852.6 per 100k
37Iowa$7,1331,137.4 per 100k
38West Virginia$7,1331,462.7 per 100k
39Michigan$7,0401,175 per 100k
40Indiana$7,0011,157.6 per 100k
41Tennessee$6,9861,222.7 per 100k
42New Mexico$6,9391,130.3 per 100k
43Alabama$6,9241,316.2 per 100k
44Georgia$6,924962.4 per 100k
45Missouri$6,8851,201.1 per 100k
46Kansas$6,8081,100.3 per 100k
47Arkansas$6,8001,257.5 per 100k
48Oklahoma$6,7221,201 per 100k
49Mississippi$6,5681,354.7 per 100k

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$6,924

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1,316.2 per 100k

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Alaska

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$9,913

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#7

707.1 per 100k

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#50

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Arizona

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$7,845

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#20

1,020.7 per 100k

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#33

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Arkansas

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$6,800

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#47

1,257.5 per 100k

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#4

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California

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$10,727

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#2

812.4 per 100k

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#48

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Colorado

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$8,132

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#17

807.9 per 100k

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#49

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Connecticut

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$9,689

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#8

1,064.2 per 100k

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#26

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Delaware

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$8,357

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#16

1,122 per 100k

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#18

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Florida

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$7,667

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#23

1,102.8 per 100k

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#22

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Georgia

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$6,924

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#44

962.4 per 100k

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#39

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Hawaii

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$15,203

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855.2 per 100k

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#45

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Idaho

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$7,288

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#31

897.8 per 100k

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#43

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Illinois

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$7,419

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#28

1,053.9 per 100k

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#27

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Indiana

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$7,001

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#40

1,157.6 per 100k

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#15

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Iowa

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$7,133

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#37

1,137.4 per 100k

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#16

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Kansas

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$6,808

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#46

1,100.3 per 100k

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#23

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Kentucky

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$7,265

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#32

1,248.1 per 100k

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#5

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Louisiana

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$7,234

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#33

1,221.7 per 100k

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#8

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Maine

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$8,999

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#11

1,165.8 per 100k

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#14

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Maryland

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$9,921

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#6

992 per 100k

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#36

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Massachusetts

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$10,270

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#5

989.7 per 100k

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#37

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Michigan

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$7,040

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#39

1,175 per 100k

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#12

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Minnesota

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$7,838

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#21

925.7 per 100k

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#42

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Mississippi

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$6,568

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#49

1,354.7 per 100k

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#2

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Missouri

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$6,885

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#45

1,201.1 per 100k

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#10

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Montana

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$7,652

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#24

1,113 per 100k

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#20

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Nebraska

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$7,172

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#35

1,009 per 100k

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#34

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Nevada

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$8,434

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#14

975.6 per 100k

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#38

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New Hampshire

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$8,380

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#15

1,002.7 per 100k

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#35

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New Jersey

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$9,154

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#10

1,080.8 per 100k

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#24

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New Mexico

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$6,939

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#42

1,130.3 per 100k

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#17

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New York

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$10,355

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#4

1,051.6 per 100k

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#29

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North Carolina

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$7,404

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#29

1,032.5 per 100k

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#31

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North Dakota

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$7,512

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#26

1,052.1 per 100k

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#28

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Ohio

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$7,195

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#34

1,228.9 per 100k

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#6

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Oklahoma

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$6,722

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#48

1,201 per 100k

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#11

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Oregon

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$10,424

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#3

948.2 per 100k

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#40

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Pennsylvania

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$7,892

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#18

1,216.8 per 100k

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#9

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Rhode Island

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$9,247

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#9

1,118 per 100k

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#19

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South Carolina

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$7,512

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#27

1,173.3 per 100k

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#13

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South Dakota

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$7,748

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#22

1,104.6 per 100k

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#21

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Tennessee

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$6,986

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#41

1,222.7 per 100k

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#7

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Texas

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$7,148

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#36

852.6 per 100k

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#46

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Utah

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$7,536

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#25

661.5 per 100k

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#51

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Vermont

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$8,984

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#12

1,036.2 per 100k

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#30

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Virginia

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$7,869

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#19

938.2 per 100k

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#41

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Washington

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$8,620

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#13

820.8 per 100k

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#47

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West Virginia

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$7,133

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#38

1,462.7 per 100k

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Wisconsin

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$7,389

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#30

1,075.1 per 100k

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