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Per-pupil Spending in Md. Varies Widely by County

By Capital News Service
Friday, March 25, 2005

WASHINGTON - All counties saw their per-pupil spending increase from the 2001-2002 school year to 2002-2003, but Montgomery County continued to spend the most and Harford County continued to spend the least, according to the Census Bureau. Increases ranged from $148 per pupil in Queen Anne's County to $829 in Worcester County.

County 2002 Spending 2003 Spending Change
Allegany   8,572 8,813 241
Anne Arundel   8,140 8,361 221
Baltimore City   9,242 9,639 397
Baltimore Co.   8,459 8,744 285
Calvert   7,675 8,112 437
Caroline   7,339 7,964 625
Carroll   7,383 7,769 386
Cecil   7,496 7,879 383
Charles   7,606 7,955 349
Dorchester   8,351 8,913 562
Frederick   7,523 7,944 421
Garrett   8,517 8,815 298
Harford   7,306 7,641 335
Howard   9,035 9,420 385
Kent   9,668 10,189 521
Montgomery   10,005 10,580 575
Prince George's  8,052 8,621 569
Queen Anne's   7,877 8,025 148
St. Mary's   7,809 7,963 154
Somerset   8,931 9,623 692
Talbot   8,102 8,743 641
Washington   7,679 7,984 305
Wicomico   7,987 8,261 274
Worcester   9,256 10,085 829
MARYLAND   8,507 8,921 414

SOURCE: Census Bureau, Annual Survey of Local Government Finances.

Copyright 2005 University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism


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