08/31/2010 04:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Federal Expenditures In Colorado: Which Counties Received The Most Money Per Capita?

The U.S. Census Bureau released its Consolidated Federal Funds Report for 2009 on Tuesday, and Colorado ranks 33rd out of 50 states in the amount of per-capita federal spending for that fiscal year.

The study encompassed direct spending on individuals in the form of federal salaries, retirement, disability payments and unemployment benefits, as well as procurement spending, grants from government agencies and spending under the Stimulus Act.

Colorado ranked the highest among the 50 states (9th) in procurement spending, and lowest in grants and other direct payments (47th).

The Census Bureau's Report also included a county-by-county breakdown of where federal funds were being spent in Colorado.

The Eastern Plains generally received a larger amount of federal money per capita thanks to comparatively high levels of direct spending.

Check out which Colorado counties received the most federal funds per capita:

Top Ten Counties' Per Capita Receipt Of Federal Government Expenditure