Car Sales Tax by State

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Introduction

The United States is one of the largest vehicle markets in the world. The U.S. has also historically had a long relationship with the automobile with many cities being designed around roads and the use of cars. Also, the U.S. is home to the “Big Three” in vehicle manufacturing: Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler. 

There are many costs associated with motor ownership, and when purchasing a vehicle one must take into account the tax on its sale. Each state has its own sales tax on a vehicle, resulting in often unexpected higher costs than the listed selling prices and turning into a nasty surprise for many buyers. For instance, if you purchase a car for US$10,000 in a state where the sales tax is 10%, you would have to pay an additional US$1,000 on top of other costs such as car insurance or DMV registration fees. Therefore, it is important to learn in which states it is easier and/or cheaper to buy a car beforehand. 

Many states have websites that list additional costs such as registration fees and insurance costs, but if you want to know more about car sales taxes by state, you can refer to the data in the charts.

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1Alaska0%$200$100
2Delaware0%$292$40
3Montana0%$299$217
4New Hampshire0%$372$31.2
5Oregon0%$115$43
6Alabama2%$485$23
7Colorado2.9%$490
8North Carolina3%$599$36
9Oklahoma3.2%$299$85
10Hawaii4%$250$45
11New Mexico4%$339$27
12New York4%$175$26
13South Dakota4%$115$36
14Wyoming4%$500$30
15Missouri4.2%$500$21
16Virginia4.2%$599$40.75
17Louisiana4.4%$200
18Iowa5%$135
19Mississippi5%$425$15
20North Dakota5%$299$49
21South Carolina5%$350$40
22Wisconsin5%$299$75
23Maine5.5%$499$35
24Nebraska5.5%$299$15
25Arizona5.6%$410$9.5
26Ohio5.8%$250$34.5
27Florida6%$995$225
28Idaho6%$265$69
29Kentucky6%$450$21
30Maryland6%$500$135
31Michigan6%$230
32Pennsylvania6%$389$36
33Vermont6%$180$76
34West Virginia6%$175$30
35Illinois6.2%$303$101
36Massachusetts6.2%$396$60
37Texas6.2%$150$50.75
38Connecticut6.3%$415$80
39Arkansas6.5%$110$17
40Minnesota6.5%$75
41Georgia6.6%$545$20
42New Jersey6.6%$399$33.5
43Washington6.8%$150$30
44Nevada6.9%$499$33
45Indiana7%$150$36.35
46Rhode Island7%$220$30
47Tennessee7%$500$23.75
48Utah7%$299$43
49California7.2%$85$46
50Kansas7.5%$399$30

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2%

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$23

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#8

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Alaska

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0%

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#1

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#38

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$100

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#42

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Arizona

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5.6%

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#25

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#16

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$9.5

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Arkansas

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6.5%

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#39

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#49

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$17

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#4

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California

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7.2%

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#49

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#50

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$46

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#32

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2.9%

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#7

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#11

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Connecticut

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6.3%

Ranked in the US

#38

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#15

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$80

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#40

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Delaware

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0%

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#2

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#32

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$40

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#26

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Florida

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6%

Ranked in the US

#27

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#1

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$225

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#46

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Georgia

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6.6%

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#41

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#4

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$20

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#5

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Hawaii

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4%

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#10

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#34

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$45

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#31

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Idaho

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6%

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#28

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#33

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$69

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#36

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Illinois

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6.2%

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#35

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#24

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$101

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#43

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Indiana

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7%

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#45

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#43

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$36.35

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#25

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Iowa

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5%

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#18

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#46

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Kansas

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7.5%

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#50

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#17

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$30

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#12

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Kentucky

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6%

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#29

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#13

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$21

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#6

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Louisiana

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4.4%

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#17

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#39

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Maine

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5.5%

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#23

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#9

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$35

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#21

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Maryland

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6%

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#30

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$135

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#44

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Massachusetts

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6.2%

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#36

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#19

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$60

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#35

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Michigan

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6%

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#31

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#36

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Minnesota

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6.5%

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#40

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#51

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Mississippi

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5%

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#19

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#14

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$15

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#2

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Missouri

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4.2%

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#15

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#6

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$21

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#7

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Montana

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0%

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#3

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#26

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$217

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#45

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Nebraska

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5.5%

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#24

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#27

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$15

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#3

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Nevada

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6.9%

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#44

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#10

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$33

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#18

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New Hampshire

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0%

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#4

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#21

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$31.2

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#17

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New Jersey

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6.6%

Ranked in the US

#42

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#18

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$33.5

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#19

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New Mexico

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4%

Ranked in the US

#11

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#23

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$27

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#11

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New York

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4%

Ranked in the US

#12

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#41

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$26

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#10

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North Carolina

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3%

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#8

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#2

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$36

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#22

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North Dakota

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5%

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#20

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#28

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$49

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#33

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Ohio

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5.8%

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#26

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#35

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$34.5

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#20

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Oklahoma

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3.2%

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#9

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#29

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$85

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#41

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Oregon

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0%

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#5

Ranked in the US

#47

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$43

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#29

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Pennsylvania

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6%

Ranked in the US

#32

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#20

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$36

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#23

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Rhode Island

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7%

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#46

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#37

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$30

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#13

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South Carolina

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5%

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#21

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#22

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$40

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#27

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South Dakota

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4%

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#13

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#48

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$36

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#24

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Tennessee

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7%

Ranked in the US

#47

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#7

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$23.75

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#9

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Texas

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6.2%

Ranked in the US

#37

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#44

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$50.75

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#34

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Utah

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7%

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#48

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#30

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$43

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#30

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Vermont

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6%

Ranked in the US

#33

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#40

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$76

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#39

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Virginia

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4.2%

Ranked in the US

#16

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#3

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$40.75

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#28

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Washington

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6.8%

Ranked in the US

#43

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#45

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$30

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#14

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West Virginia

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6%

Ranked in the US

#34

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#42

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$30

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#15

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Wisconsin

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5%

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#22

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#31

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$75

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#38

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Wyoming

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4%

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#14

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#8

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$30

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#16

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