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

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Spending as percent of GSP
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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2000  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in $ per capita

Total Spending

State and
 District of Columbia$0.0$11,409.9$11,409.9$107,166.20.6%0.6 more
 Nevada$1,880.8$3,678.9$5,559.7$37,443.24.0%2.0 more
 Florida$1,940.1$3,313.1$5,253.2$30,624.74.1%16.0 more
 Arizona$2,010.5$3,278.3$5,288.8$32,128.75.0%5.2 more
 Texas$2,110.1$3,124.5$5,234.5$35,638.63.2%20.9 more
 Georgia$2,143.3$3,146.0$5,289.3$37,159.33.7%8.2 more
 Oklahoma$2,182.8$2,426.0$4,608.8$26,625.23.4%3.5 more
 Tennessee$2,189.6$3,422.5$5,612.1$32,087.51.2%5.7 more
 Indiana$2,224.9$2,904.2$5,129.1$33,878.13.2%6.1 more
 Missouri$2,276.4$2,708.4$4,984.8$33,547.52.6%5.6 more
 Kansas$2,327.9$3,025.0$5,352.9$32,254.02.6%2.7 more
 Illinois$2,343.0$3,666.6$6,009.6$39,768.13.5%12.4 more
 Colorado$2,363.6$3,684.5$6,048.1$41,164.27.3%4.3 more
 Virginia$2,418.0$2,942.7$5,360.7$37,319.03.1%7.1 more
 Nebraska$2,442.8$3,870.6$6,313.4$33,505.94.1%1.7 more
 Idaho$2,474.1$2,454.3$4,928.4$29,517.611.6%1.3 more
 California$2,482.7$4,405.4$6,888.2$40,670.27.7%34.0 more
 North Carolina$2,513.6$3,195.0$5,708.6$34,595.63.3%8.1 more
 Arkansas$2,562.5$2,008.3$4,570.8$26,133.21.1%2.7 more
 Michigan$2,567.0$3,606.7$6,173.7$35,545.61.1%10.0 more
 South Dakota$2,586.5$2,388.4$4,974.8$31,056.76.9%0.8 more
 New Hampshire$2,671.9$2,346.7$5,018.6$35,810.76.1%1.2 more
 All states combined$2,683.0$3,494.0$6,177.0$36,467.34.1%282.2 more
 Alabama$2,687.3$2,999.6$5,686.9$26,880.61.4%4.5 more
 Mississippi$2,711.8$2,687.3$5,399.1$23,257.00.5%2.8 more
 Wisconsin$2,728.5$3,683.4$6,411.9$33,979.02.6%5.4 more
 Ohio$2,789.5$3,231.3$6,020.8$34,500.12.1%11.4 more
 Iowa$2,813.6$3,071.8$5,885.4$32,462.55.2%2.9 more
 Maryland$2,827.0$2,934.2$5,761.2$36,439.33.3%5.3 more
 Louisiana$2,869.5$2,725.1$5,594.6$30,093.6-3.3%4.5 more
 Utah$2,946.8$2,864.7$5,811.5$31,254.24.2%2.2 more
 Pennsylvania$2,956.0$3,187.4$6,143.4$33,423.22.6%12.3 more
 Kentucky$3,063.0$2,240.3$5,303.3$28,499.0-2.7%4.0 more
 South Carolina$3,088.9$2,734.8$5,823.8$29,009.62.4%4.0 more
 New Jersey$3,101.0$3,364.9$6,465.9$42,781.64.7%8.4 more
 Minnesota$3,185.4$3,994.5$7,180.0$39,208.66.6%4.9 more
 Montana$3,272.6$2,241.2$5,513.7$24,356.82.3%0.9 more
 Washington$3,304.5$3,765.3$7,069.8$40,471.31.3%5.9 more
 West Virginia$3,426.7$2,102.0$5,528.7$23,568.1-0.8%1.8 more
 New Mexico$3,433.6$2,713.4$6,147.0$30,602.42.1%1.8 more
 New York$3,455.0$5,556.3$9,011.4$42,994.83.9%19.0 more
 Oregon$3,456.9$3,565.9$7,022.8$34,514.68.8%3.4 more
 Wyoming$3,468.1$4,101.7$7,569.9$35,069.83.5%0.5 more
 North Dakota$3,529.2$2,764.9$6,294.2$28,446.03.4%0.6 more
 Maine$3,551.6$2,433.4$5,985.0$28,557.64.7%1.3 more
 Massachusetts$3,653.1$3,292.4$6,945.5$45,834.18.0%6.4 more
 Vermont$3,752.8$2,408.5$6,161.3$30,150.05.1%0.6 more
 Rhode Island$3,780.4$2,319.3$6,099.8$32,762.14.4%1.1 more
 Connecticut$3,916.0$3,121.7$7,037.7$49,205.46.2%3.4 more
 Delaware$4,266.0$2,285.7$6,551.7$54,011.33.8%0.8 more
 Hawaii$5,312.4$1,476.9$6,789.3$34,072.82.0%1.2 more
 Alaska$8,892.5$4,667.7$13,560.3$42,946.8-2.0%0.6 more
Notes: 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

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Data Sources for 2000:

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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances

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US, State Population Update for 2014

On December 24, 2014 the US Census Bureau released its national and state population estimates for 2014.  On December 24, 2014 updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2014 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2014 in file NST-EST2014-01.xls.
  • We projected 2014 thru 2019 for US and states assuming population rate change for 2013-24.
  • We updated 2015 thru 2019 for US using data from US Census Bureau 2012 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls. uses population data in computing per capita spending and revenue data.  You can see per capita spending data in a chart here, and in a table of spending here.

You can check the data update schedule here.

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