Mark Knold, Supervising Economist
This link will take you to an article by the Pew Charitable Trust that includes the above map showing how much of each state’s land mass is owned by the federal government. Because this federal land is untaxable, it also shows how much money the federal government gives each state as payments in lieu of taxes for the federally owned land. Hover on the map to find out each state’s variables. It should not surprise one that Utah’s percentage is very high.