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State Growth And Debt Rank

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

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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
(mln)
 Alabama22.80%0.00%$0.12.4%4.5 more
 Alaska32.53%0.00%$0.13.8%0.6 more
 Arizona17.99%0.00%$0.12.4%5.4 more
 Arkansas19.74%0.00%$0.12.7%2.7 more
 California20.96%0.00%$0.12.0%34.9 more
 Colorado17.37%0.00%$0.11.3%4.5 more
 Connecticut16.31%0.00%$0.1-1.6%3.5 more
 Delaware13.54%0.00%$0.1-2.5%0.8 more
 District of Columbia11.52%0.00%$0.13.0%0.6 more
 Florida18.53%0.00%$0.13.5%16.7 more
 Georgia17.07%0.00%$0.11.1%8.5 more
 Hawaii20.99%0.00%$0.12.6%1.2 more
 Idaho20.08%0.00%$0.12.4%1.3 more
 Illinois17.56%0.00%$0.10.4%12.5 more
 Indiana17.39%0.00%$0.12.8%6.2 more
 Iowa19.54%0.00%$0.12.8%2.9 more
 Kansas18.22%0.00%$0.10.9%2.7 more
 Kentucky20.44%0.00%$0.12.6%4.1 more
 Louisiana19.62%0.00%$0.11.2%4.5 more
 Maine21.63%0.00%$0.12.5%1.3 more
 Maryland17.29%0.00%$0.13.1%5.4 more
 Massachusetts17.69%0.00%$0.10.1%6.4 more
 Michigan19.81%0.00%$0.12.9%10.0 more
 Minnesota20.13%0.00%$0.12.3%5.0 more
 Mississippi24.87%0.00%$0.11.0%2.9 more
 Missouri17.19%0.00%$0.11.7%5.7 more
 Montana23.62%0.00%$0.10.9%0.9 more
 Nebraska20.37%0.00%$0.10.8%1.7 more
 Nevada16.85%0.00%$0.12.5%2.2 more
 New Hampshire15.14%0.00%$0.12.8%1.3 more
 New Jersey17.07%0.00%$0.11.3%8.6 more
 New Mexico23.66%0.00%$0.12.4%1.9 more
 New York24.03%0.00%$0.1-0.4%19.1 more
 North Carolina17.16%0.00%$0.11.1%8.3 more
 North Dakota20.52%0.00%$0.15.0%0.6 more
 Ohio20.32%0.00%$0.12.2%11.4 more
 Oklahoma20.97%0.00%$0.10.6%3.5 more
 Oregon23.22%0.00%$0.14.9%3.5 more
 Pennsylvania20.26%0.00%$0.12.2%12.3 more
 Rhode Island20.78%0.00%$0.14.1%1.1 more
 South Carolina22.60%0.00%$0.11.7%4.1 more
 South Dakota15.51%0.00%$0.17.7%0.8 more
 Tennessee18.97%0.00%$0.13.1%5.8 more
 Texas16.50%0.00%$0.12.4%21.7 more
 All states combined18.65%0.00%$0.11.8%287.0 more
 Utah20.82%0.00%$0.10.9%2.3 more
 Vermont21.47%0.00%$0.12.5%0.6 more
 Virginia15.02%0.00%$0.11.4%7.3 more
 Washington21.27%0.00%$0.10.9%6.1 more
 West Virginia26.83%0.00%$0.11.3%1.8 more
 Wisconsin20.64%0.00%$0.11.9%5.4 more
 Wyoming22.53%0.00%$0.11.8%0.5 more
Notes: guesstimated1 estimated actual

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

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