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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2016  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama4.01%1.97%5.98%$208.81.5%4.9 more
 Alaska3.27%1.27%4.54%$58.30.9%0.7 more
 Arizona3.37%0.27%3.63%$300.11.8%6.9 more
 Arkansas4.69%0.25%4.94%$127.01.6%3.0 more
 California3.04%1.26%4.30%$2,464.52.3%39.5 more
 Colorado2.23%1.02%3.25%$332.93.0%5.6 more
 Connecticut3.46%0.06%3.51%$264.91.5%3.6 more
 Delaware3.54%0.34%3.88%$66.11.7%1.0 more
 District of Columbia0.14%3.13%3.27%$121.91.8%0.7 more
 Florida3.08%0.90%3.98%$899.22.3%20.6 more
 Georgia2.75%1.31%4.06%$507.62.1%10.3 more
 Hawaii4.20%0.18%4.38%$81.41.6%1.4 more
 Idaho3.75%1.03%4.78%$68.32.2%1.7 more
 Illinois2.98%0.29%3.27%$784.01.7%12.8 more
 Indiana4.30%2.85%7.14%$331.81.5%6.6 more
 Iowa3.76%1.40%5.16%$178.31.5%3.1 more
 Kansas3.22%1.52%4.74%$155.11.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky3.78%0.42%4.20%$197.91.6%4.4 more
 Louisiana3.98%1.80%5.78%$261.92.0%4.7 more
 Maine5.44%0.22%5.67%$58.31.4%1.3 more
 Maryland2.71%0.25%2.96%$365.81.6%6.0 more
 Massachusetts3.49%0.34%3.83%$489.12.1%6.8 more
 Michigan3.17%1.02%4.19%$478.82.0%9.9 more
 Minnesota2.64%1.27%3.91%$332.31.8%5.5 more
 Mississippi6.63%2.42%9.04%$108.10.9%3.0 more
 Missouri3.64%1.13%4.76%$298.71.6%6.1 more
 Montana3.26%0.49%3.75%$46.51.9%1.0 more
 Nebraska2.34%0.64%2.98%$117.51.6%1.9 more
 Nevada2.01%0.67%2.69%$139.21.7%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.66%0.05%1.72%$76.12.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey2.75%0.13%2.88%$573.31.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico5.44%0.23%5.66%$97.21.7%2.1 more
 New York4.74%1.08%5.82%$1,500.72.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina3.01%2.66%5.67%$510.21.8%10.1 more
 North Dakota1.86%0.08%1.94%$60.83.6%0.8 more
 Ohio3.71%0.66%4.36%$617.12.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma3.64%0.57%4.21%$194.92.3%3.9 more
 Oregon3.33%0.46%3.78%$231.72.6%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania3.78%0.57%4.35%$700.71.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island4.43%0.35%4.78%$57.91.7%1.1 more
 South Carolina4.05%2.69%6.74%$202.72.1%5.0 more
 South Dakota1.97%0.23%2.20%$48.11.5%0.9 more
 Tennessee2.98%1.01%3.99%$318.01.9%6.7 more
 Texas2.11%0.66%2.77%$1,780.13.2%28.0 more
 All states combined3.23%0.88%4.11%$18,472.02.1%324.0 more
 Utah2.98%0.36%3.35%$151.22.4%3.0 more
 Vermont6.24%0.03%6.27%$31.11.5%0.6 more
 Virginia3.05%0.39%3.44%$482.91.3%8.4 more
 Washington2.53%0.98%3.51%$457.12.4%7.3 more
 West Virginia4.99%1.10%6.09%$82.13.2%1.8 more
 Wisconsin3.62%0.63%4.25%$307.71.7%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.03%2.72%4.75%$47.73.2%0.6 more
Notes: guesstimated1 estimated

1. "Guesstimated" by projecting the latest change in reported number forward to future years. GSP deviation from national GDP growth cut by 40% per year.

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 2016:

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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Federal Budget for FY17 Released

On February 9, 2016, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from the historical tables in the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017. Actual revenue for FY 2015 and estimated revenue through FY 2021 come from Historical Tables 2.1, 2.4, and 2.5. Actual spending for FY 2015 and estimated spending at the subfunction level through FY 2021 comes from Table 3.2. Budget Authority estimates come from Table 5.1, federal debt estimates come from Table 7.1 and GDP estimates come from Table 10.1. Intergovernmental transfers come from Table 12.3.

Here is how headline budget estimates for the upcoming FY 2017 fiscal year have changed since the release of the FY 2016 budget a year ago in 2015.

FY 2017 Federal Budget Changes Since 2015
$ billionEstimate in
FY16 Budget
Estimate in
FY17 Budget
Change
Federal Outlays$4,217.8$4,147.2-$70.6
Federal Receipts$3,755.0$3,643.7-$111.3
Federal Deficit$462.8$503.5+$40.7

You can see line item changes from budget to budget here. You can compare budget estimates with actuals here.

Account level spending estimates through FY 2021 come from the Outlays table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 9, 2016.

Account level budget authority estimates through FY 2021 come from the Budget Authority table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 9, 2016.

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