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

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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

State and
 District of Columbia$0.0$11,409.9$11,409.9$60.50.6%0.6 more
 Nevada$1,880.8$3,678.9$5,559.7$75.84.4%2.0 more
 Florida$1,940.1$3,313.1$5,253.2$490.54.0%16.0 more
 Arizona$2,010.5$3,278.3$5,288.8$166.15.2%5.2 more
 Texas$2,110.1$3,124.5$5,234.5$752.03.6%20.9 more
 Georgia$2,143.3$3,146.0$5,289.3$304.93.5%8.2 more
 Oklahoma$2,182.8$2,426.0$4,608.8$92.13.3%3.5 more
 Tennessee$2,189.6$3,422.5$5,612.1$182.81.0%5.7 more
 Indiana$2,224.9$2,904.2$5,129.1$205.83.1%6.1 more
 Missouri$2,276.4$2,708.4$4,984.8$187.72.8%5.6 more
 Kansas$2,327.9$3,025.0$5,352.9$87.42.7%2.7 more
 Illinois$2,343.0$3,666.6$6,009.6$492.93.4%12.4 more
 Colorado$2,363.6$3,684.5$6,048.1$178.37.4%4.3 more
 Virginia$2,418.0$2,942.7$5,360.7$269.24.1%7.1 more
 Nebraska$2,442.8$3,870.6$6,313.4$57.63.9%1.7 more
 Idaho$2,474.1$2,454.3$4,928.4$38.411.5%1.3 more
 California$2,482.7$4,405.4$6,888.2$1,377.07.6%34.0 more
 North Carolina$2,513.6$3,195.0$5,708.6$277.03.2%8.1 more
 Arkansas$2,562.5$2,008.3$4,570.8$69.10.7%2.7 more
 Michigan$2,567.0$3,606.7$6,173.7$352.01.4%10.0 more
 South Dakota$2,586.5$2,388.4$4,974.8$23.37.2%0.8 more
 New Hampshire$2,671.9$2,346.7$5,018.6$44.15.8%1.2 more
 Alabama$2,687.3$2,999.6$5,686.9$120.41.6%4.5 more
 All states combined$2,690.0$3,503.2$6,193.2$10,284.84.1%281.4 more
 Mississippi$2,711.8$2,687.3$5,399.1$66.20.5%2.8 more
 Wisconsin$2,728.5$3,683.4$6,411.9$181.92.5%5.4 more
 Ohio$2,789.5$3,231.3$6,020.8$391.52.1%11.4 more
 Iowa$2,813.6$3,071.8$5,885.4$95.05.0%2.9 more
 Maryland$2,827.0$2,934.2$5,761.2$192.93.3%5.3 more
 Louisiana$2,869.5$2,725.1$5,594.6$134.3-3.2%4.5 more
 Utah$2,946.8$2,864.7$5,811.5$70.64.6%2.2 more
 Pennsylvania$2,956.0$3,187.4$6,143.4$409.52.7%12.3 more
 Kentucky$3,063.0$2,240.3$5,303.3$115.1-2.9%4.0 more
 South Carolina$3,088.9$2,734.8$5,823.8$116.82.3%4.0 more
 New Jersey$3,101.0$3,364.9$6,465.9$360.74.5%8.4 more
 Minnesota$3,185.4$3,994.5$7,180.0$192.96.7%4.9 more
 Montana$3,272.6$2,241.2$5,513.7$21.92.2%0.9 more
 Washington$3,304.5$3,765.3$7,069.8$239.91.2%5.9 more
 West Virginia$3,426.7$2,102.0$5,528.7$42.5-0.6%1.8 more
 New Mexico$3,433.6$2,713.4$6,147.0$55.62.1%1.8 more
 New York$3,455.0$5,556.3$9,011.4$824.43.0%19.0 more
 Oregon$3,456.9$3,565.9$7,022.8$118.18.8%3.4 more
 Wyoming$3,468.1$4,101.7$7,569.9$17.33.6%0.5 more
 North Dakota$3,529.2$2,764.9$6,294.2$18.03.2%0.6 more
 Maine$3,551.6$2,433.4$5,985.0$36.73.9%1.3 more
 Massachusetts$3,653.1$3,292.4$6,945.5$289.68.0%6.4 more
 Vermont$3,752.8$2,408.5$6,161.3$18.35.0%0.6 more
 Rhode Island$3,780.4$2,319.3$6,099.8$34.44.4%1.1 more
 Connecticut$3,916.0$3,121.7$7,037.7$167.06.4%3.4 more
 Delaware$4,266.0$2,285.7$6,551.7$41.73.6%0.8 more
 Hawaii$5,312.4$1,476.9$6,789.3$41.21.8%1.2 more
 Alaska$8,892.5$4,667.7$13,560.3$26.9-1.7%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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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances

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