Table: U.S. Economic Freedom Index 2004

Table: U.S. Economic Freedom Index 2004
July 1, 2004

1 = State with most economic freedom

50 = State with least economic freedom


State Rank
Alabama 25
Alaska 33
Arizona 11
Arkansas 23
California 49
Colorado 2
Connecticut 48
Delaware 8
Florida 22
Georgia 19
Hawaii 35
Idaho 4
Illinois 46
Indiana 14
Iowa 16
Kansas 1
Kentucky 39
Louisiana 40
Maine 30
Maryland 27
Massachusetts 41
Michigan 34
Minnesota 44
Mississippi 28
Missouri 10
Montana 21
Nebraska 20
Nevada 12
New Hampshire 7
New Jersey 42
New Mexico 37
New York 50
North Carolina 24
North Dakota 18
Ohio 43
Oklahoma 6
Oregon 29
Pennsylvania 45
RhodeIsland 47
South Carolina 13
South Dakota 15
Tennessee 26
Texas 17
Utah 5
Vermont 36
Virginia 3
Washington 31
West Virginia 32
Wisconsin 38
Wyoming 9

Source: Pacific Research Institute