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Conservation payments in North Carolina totaled $301 million from 1995-2012.

From 1995 to 2012, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 60 percent of conservation payments.
Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2012 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%20%318$59,248,592$186,316
Top 2%28%636$84,458,138$132,796
Top 3%34%955$103,646,214$108,530
Top 4%40%1,273$119,104,227$93,562
Top 5%44%1,591$132,305,171$83,159
Top 6%48%1,910$143,855,341$75,317
Top 7%51%2,228$154,056,568$69,146
Top 8%54%2,546$163,254,598$64,122
Top 9%57%2,865$171,609,531$59,899
Top 10%60%3,183$179,141,298$56,281
Top 11%62%3,501$186,054,228$53,143
Top 12%64%3,820$192,446,875$50,379
Top 13%66%4,138$198,345,559$47,933
Top 14%68%4,456$203,851,490$45,748
Top 15%69%4,775$209,004,661$43,771
Top 16%71%5,093$213,813,223$41,982
Top 17%73%5,411$218,363,655$40,356
Top 18%74%5,730$222,638,994$38,855
Top 19%75%6,048$226,651,737$37,475
Top 20%77%6,367$230,434,992$36,192
Remaining 80% of recips.23%25,468$70,326,420$2,761