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State Spending – Debt – GDP – Population

Compare state and local spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Total Spending
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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 District of Columbia0.00%13.37%13.37%$111.8-0.4%0.6 more
 Texas6.32%8.17%14.49%$1,527.24.3%26.5 more
 North Dakota8.78%6.62%15.39%$54.42.1%0.7 more
 South Dakota8.32%7.44%15.76%$44.91.3%0.8 more
 Virginia8.05%8.26%16.30%$451.9-0.2%8.3 more
 New Hampshire9.09%7.74%16.83%$67.30.1%1.3 more
 Indiana8.85%8.15%17.01%$310.72.2%6.6 more
 Connecticut10.06%7.18%17.24%$242.4-0.4%3.6 more
 Nevada7.14%10.26%17.39%$126.9-0.3%2.8 more
 Georgia7.79%9.61%17.40%$450.91.6%10.0 more
 Delaware12.01%5.39%17.40%$61.4-1.2%0.9 more
 Colorado7.77%9.67%17.45%$288.82.1%5.3 more
 Oklahoma10.25%7.26%17.52%$182.42.7%3.9 more
 Maryland9.17%8.84%18.01%$337.4-0.1%5.9 more
 Massachusetts10.80%7.39%18.19%$438.6-0.6%6.7 more
 Minnesota8.78%9.42%18.20%$307.22.5%5.4 more
 Washington8.81%9.44%18.25%$402.81.4%7.0 more
 Kansas8.67%9.71%18.38%$142.8-0.8%2.9 more
 Missouri8.99%9.46%18.45%$274.51.5%6.0 more
 Illinois8.30%10.17%18.46%$720.5-0.7%12.9 more
 North Carolina8.90%9.80%18.70%$454.51.3%9.8 more
 Utah10.19%8.58%18.78%$134.92.9%2.9 more
 Tennessee8.13%10.85%18.98%$289.31.1%6.5 more
 All states combined9.10%9.95%19.05%$16,663.21.5%316.2 more
 Nebraska7.19%11.87%19.06%$107.22.6%1.9 more
 Idaho10.72%8.41%19.12%$61.12.5%1.6 more
 Arizona9.18%10.10%19.28%$271.10.1%6.6 more
 Iowa9.64%9.71%19.35%$163.50.6%3.1 more
 New Jersey10.61%8.77%19.38%$530.10.4%8.9 more
 Florida7.86%11.63%19.49%$797.32.3%19.6 more
 Wisconsin9.91%9.87%19.77%$281.50.7%5.7 more
 Hawaii15.21%4.60%19.81%$74.00.8%1.4 more
 Louisiana10.89%9.17%20.06%$238.3-2.6%4.6 more
 Oregon10.80%9.37%20.17%$197.7-1.4%3.9 more
 Ohio10.69%9.52%20.22%$559.01.0%11.6 more
 Pennsylvania10.64%9.65%20.29%$645.41.2%12.8 more
 California8.51%11.99%20.50%$2,215.22.6%38.3 more
 Michigan10.10%10.50%20.61%$431.11.6%9.9 more
 Arkansas12.50%8.39%20.90%$116.72.6%3.0 more
 Kentucky13.18%7.91%21.09%$182.71.0%4.4 more
 Rhode Island13.29%8.32%21.61%$52.80.6%1.1 more
 Wyoming10.08%11.60%21.67%$40.50.4%0.6 more
 Montana13.19%8.53%21.72%$43.21.2%1.0 more
 Alabama11.34%10.97%22.31%$191.60.8%4.8 more
 West Virginia14.79%8.06%22.86%$72.81.4%1.9 more
 New York9.53%13.47%23.00%$1,335.10.2%19.7 more
 New Mexico13.90%9.17%23.08%$91.3-0.9%2.1 more
 Maine14.47%8.62%23.09%$53.3-0.8%1.3 more
 South Carolina12.60%10.84%23.44%$180.91.1%4.8 more
 Vermont15.79%9.43%25.22%$28.6-0.4%0.6 more
 Alaska17.00%8.98%25.98%$59.9-5.3%0.7 more
 Mississippi14.57%12.10%26.67%$103.3-0.5%3.0 more
Notes: estimated actual

Data Sources:
State GDP Information
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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Data Sources for 2013:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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US, State Population Update for 2016

On December 19, 2016 the US Census Bureau released its US national and state population estimates for July 1, 2016.  On December 26, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2010-2016 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2016 in file nst-est2016-01.xlsx.
  • We projected 2017 thru 2021 for US and the states assuming population rate change for 2015-16.
  • We updated 2017 thru 2021 for US only using data from US Census Bureau 2014 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls.
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