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Wilkinson County #1 in fed stimulus $$$$: How’d your county fare?
Tiny Wilkinson County (pop. 10,026) has won more federal stimulus money, per capita, than any county in Georgia. That’s according to an intriguing new interactive tool, put together by the non-profit investigative Web site ProPublica, that tracks stimulus money for every county and state in America.
In Wilkinson County’s case, the feds gave $56.4 million to the Georgia DOT to build the North Gordon Bypass from the Twiggs County line, a distance of 7.2 miles, according to ProPublica’s database.
That’s big bucks for a relatively small county: $5,661 for each man, woman and child there, or 31 times the national average, the Web site’s analysis shows.
Georgia ranks right around the middle, 26th of the 50 states with $386 of stimulus bucks per capita, ProPublica’s analysis shows.
Political junkies (as well as the more level-headed among you) can go here to drill into the stimulus money.