The Local Government Spending & Revenue database contains spending, debt and revenue levels of counties, cities, towns, villages and school districts throughout the state, excluding only New York City. Use this database to view a single local government entity, to compare like entities to one another, or to create categorical rankings.

2017 Statewide large City Rankings: Debt Per Capita

Rank City Amount
1. Yonkers $2,871
2. Syracuse $1,940
3. Rochester $1,857
4. Buffalo $1,575
5. Albany $1,045
Source: Office of State Comptroller, with further calculations
by the Empire Center for Public Policy

(Ranks = Highest to Lowest)