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Compare States Growth And Debt

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

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Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
 Protection
 Transportation
 Debt
 GSP Growth

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2002  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
State State &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama22.08%14.75%$0.12.8%4.5 more
 Alaska31.51%28.99%$0.12.3%0.6 more
 Arizona17.78%14.85%$0.12.9%5.4 more
 Arkansas19.55%11.72%$0.12.5%2.7 more
 California20.02%14.46%$0.12.2%34.9 more
 Colorado17.19%15.11%$0.10.2%4.5 more
 Connecticut15.71%15.81%$0.1-0.2%3.5 more
 Delaware13.82%12.86%$0.1-2.1%0.8 more
 District of Columbia11.06%7.68%$0.13.0%0.6 more
 Florida18.07%16.43%$0.13.7%16.7 more
 Georgia16.54%10.58%$0.10.5%8.5 more
 Hawaii20.77%18.69%$0.13.0%1.2 more
 Idaho19.30%10.17%$0.12.5%1.3 more
 Illinois16.99%15.73%$0.10.0%12.5 more
 Indiana16.86%11.19%$0.12.4%6.2 more
 Iowa19.15%9.44%$0.12.8%2.9 more
 Kansas18.11%13.49%$0.11.4%2.7 more
 Kentucky20.01%21.90%$0.12.3%4.1 more
 Louisiana19.26%14.78%$0.11.4%4.5 more
 Maine21.51%15.80%$0.13.6%1.3 more
 Maryland16.33%11.73%$0.13.5%5.4 more
 Massachusetts16.76%21.49%$0.10.0%6.4 more
 Michigan19.02%14.84%$0.12.7%10.0 more
 Minnesota19.60%15.49%$0.12.4%5.0 more
 Mississippi24.83%14.27%$0.10.9%2.9 more
 Missouri16.72%12.27%$0.11.0%5.7 more
 Montana23.26%16.41%$0.12.1%0.9 more
 Nebraska20.06%12.71%$0.11.7%1.7 more
 Nevada16.53%18.67%$0.13.8%2.2 more
 New Hampshire14.84%15.17%$0.13.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey16.62%14.91%$0.12.0%8.6 more
 New Mexico21.48%14.57%$0.12.6%1.9 more
 New York22.45%22.16%$0.10.4%19.1 more
 North Carolina17.23%11.12%$0.12.1%8.3 more
 North Dakota20.32%14.08%$0.15.2%0.6 more
 Ohio19.61%12.45%$0.12.4%11.4 more
 Oklahoma20.79%12.54%$0.10.9%3.5 more
 Oregon22.70%15.41%$0.12.6%3.5 more
 Pennsylvania19.46%18.99%$0.11.1%12.3 more
 Rhode Island20.72%19.24%$0.13.5%1.1 more
 South Carolina22.36%18.17%$0.12.1%4.1 more
 South Dakota15.71%12.68%$0.112.7%0.8 more
 Tennessee18.56%10.70%$0.13.1%5.8 more
 Texas16.21%14.90%$0.11.8%21.7 more
 All states combined18.64%15.31%$0.11.8%287.6 more
 Utah20.22%17.26%$0.11.7%2.3 more
 Vermont20.91%15.95%$0.13.0%0.6 more
 Virginia15.04%12.19%$0.11.2%7.3 more
 Washington20.22%18.27%$0.11.7%6.1 more
 West Virginia26.47%17.97%$0.11.0%1.8 more
 Wisconsin20.03%15.47%$0.12.3%5.4 more
 Wyoming22.48%12.38%$0.11.2%0.5 more
Notes: actual estimated

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 2002:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
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 usgovernmentspending.com 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.
usgovernmentspending.com 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.

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