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Compare States Education Spending

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

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Education
as $ billion

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

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2010  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in $ billion

Education

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama$5.5$7.8$13.3$175.72.3%4.8 more
 Alaska$1.3$1.9$3.3$53.3-1.9%0.7 more
 Arizona$3.7$9.9$13.7$247.80.7%6.4 more
 Arkansas$2.7$5.3$8.0$111.44.0%2.9 more
 California$27.6$76.3$103.9$1,953.40.9%37.3 more
 Colorado$4.7$8.8$13.5$256.61.6%5.0 more
 Connecticut$3.0$8.4$11.4$233.80.7%3.6 more
 Delaware$1.3$1.7$3.0$57.61.1%0.9 more
 District of Columbia$0.0$2.5$2.5$106.62.4%0.6 more
 Florida$8.8$30.2$39.0$728.6-0.1%18.8 more
 Georgia$7.4$17.7$25.2$410.90.7%9.7 more
 Hawaii$3.3$0.0$3.3$67.32.1%1.4 more
 Idaho$1.1$2.3$3.3$55.41.2%1.6 more
 Illinois$7.5$28.0$35.4$652.71.4%12.8 more
 Indiana$6.4$10.6$17.0$283.36.9%6.5 more
 Iowa$2.8$6.6$9.4$141.82.9%3.0 more
 Kansas$2.2$6.4$8.7$126.33.1%2.9 more
 Kentucky$5.2$6.1$11.4$166.35.1%4.3 more
 Louisiana$4.4$7.8$12.2$232.95.2%4.5 more
 Maine$1.0$2.5$3.5$51.51.2%1.3 more
 Maryland$4.8$13.5$18.4$316.22.8%5.8 more
 Massachusetts$5.2$13.1$18.3$399.63.4%6.6 more
 Michigan$9.5$20.0$29.5$387.75.3%9.9 more
 Minnesota$5.4$10.1$15.6$272.23.7%5.3 more
 Mississippi$2.4$5.2$7.6$94.60.9%3.0 more
 Missouri$3.6$11.0$14.7$257.91.9%6.0 more
 Montana$0.9$1.7$2.6$37.52.4%1.0 more
 Nebraska$1.8$4.0$5.8$91.13.5%1.8 more
 Nevada$1.6$4.1$5.7$120.6-0.7%2.7 more
 New Hampshire$1.0$2.7$3.6$62.63.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey$8.4$23.8$32.2$497.70.9%8.8 more
 New Mexico$2.4$4.1$6.6$83.8-0.2%2.1 more
 New York$11.9$60.1$72.0$1,198.02.7%19.4 more
 North Carolina$8.2$15.5$23.7$420.92.2%9.6 more
 North Dakota$1.0$1.2$2.2$35.57.6%0.7 more
 Ohio$10.4$22.9$33.3$494.72.6%11.5 more
 Oklahoma$4.3$6.1$10.3$154.10.7%3.8 more
 Oregon$3.3$7.3$10.6$190.85.5%3.8 more
 Pennsylvania$9.4$26.0$35.4$590.82.3%12.7 more
 Rhode Island$0.9$2.2$3.1$49.32.4%1.1 more
 South Carolina$4.6$7.8$12.4$163.81.6%4.6 more
 South Dakota$0.7$1.3$2.1$38.92.7%0.8 more
 Tennessee$4.2$8.5$12.7$254.01.8%6.4 more
 Texas$21.9$53.2$75.1$1,248.53.0%25.3 more
 All states combined$254.2$616.1$870.3$14,958.32.5%308.9 more
 Utah$3.4$4.1$7.5$119.22.0%2.8 more
 Vermont$0.9$1.5$2.4$26.64.4%0.6 more
 Virginia$7.5$15.1$22.6$421.32.9%8.0 more
 Washington$7.0$11.7$18.7$360.71.8%6.7 more
 West Virginia$2.1$3.3$5.3$66.12.9%1.9 more
 Wisconsin$4.9$12.2$17.1$254.22.8%5.7 more
 Wyoming$0.6$2.0$2.5$40.3-1.3%0.6 more
Notes: actual estimated

Data Sources:
See 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 2010:

GDP, GO: See 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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State FY14 Tax Update

On September 27, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated FY2014 state revenue with quarterly tax data from the US Census Bureau.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2014 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

The following table shows "guesstimated" US state and local total revenue before and after the change.

Revenue
$ billion
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Before2,6682,7162,809-
After2,4152,5892,6752,714

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