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State Education Spending Rank

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 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in $ billion

Education

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia$0.0$2.5$2.5$113.4-0.5%0.6 more
 Wyoming$0.6$1.9$2.6$45.47.6%0.6 more
 South Dakota$0.7$1.4$2.0$46.73.1%0.8 more
 Vermont$0.9$1.5$2.4$29.51.9%0.6 more
 Montana$0.9$1.7$2.6$44.03.0%1.0 more
 Maine$1.0$2.7$3.7$54.80.9%1.3 more
 Rhode Island$1.1$2.2$3.2$53.21.4%1.1 more
 Idaho$1.1$2.1$3.2$62.24.1%1.6 more
 North Dakota$1.1$1.3$2.5$56.39.7%0.7 more
 New Hampshire$1.1$2.8$4.0$67.80.9%1.3 more
 Nevada$1.5$4.0$5.5$132.01.0%2.8 more
 Alaska$1.6$1.8$3.5$59.4-2.5%0.7 more
 Delaware$1.6$1.9$3.5$62.71.6%0.9 more
 Nebraska$1.9$4.2$6.1$109.63.0%1.9 more
 West Virginia$2.4$3.2$5.6$74.05.1%1.9 more
 New Mexico$2.4$3.9$6.4$92.21.5%2.1 more
 Mississippi$2.5$5.2$7.6$105.21.6%3.0 more
 Kansas$2.6$5.9$8.5$144.11.9%2.9 more
 Iowa$3.2$6.9$10.1$165.82.9%3.1 more
 Arkansas$3.3$5.1$8.3$124.22.4%3.0 more
 Connecticut$3.4$9.2$12.5$249.30.9%3.6 more
 Hawaii$3.4$0.0$3.4$75.21.9%1.4 more
 Oregon$3.4$7.2$10.6$219.62.7%3.9 more
 Oklahoma$4.1$5.7$9.8$182.14.2%3.9 more
 Utah$4.3$4.3$8.6$141.23.8%2.9 more
 Louisiana$4.5$8.6$13.0$253.61.3%4.6 more
 Arizona$4.5$9.4$14.0$279.01.1%6.6 more
 Missouri$4.6$10.7$15.3$276.30.8%6.0 more
 South Carolina$4.9$6.5$11.4$183.61.2%4.8 more
 Maryland$5.1$13.6$18.7$342.40.0%5.9 more
 Colorado$5.2$8.3$13.5$294.43.8%5.3 more
 Tennessee$5.2$9.0$14.3$287.60.8%6.5 more
 Kentucky$5.4$6.6$12.1$183.41.6%4.4 more
 Minnesota$5.7$10.3$16.0$312.12.8%5.4 more
 Alabama$5.8$7.3$13.2$193.60.8%4.8 more
 Wisconsin$5.9$11.8$17.7$282.51.7%5.7 more
 Massachusetts$6.2$13.9$20.1$446.31.6%6.7 more
 Indiana$7.0$10.2$17.2$317.12.1%6.6 more
 Washington$7.8$12.1$19.9$408.02.7%7.0 more
 Georgia$8.1$17.3$25.4$454.51.8%10.0 more
 Illinois$8.3$28.2$36.5$720.70.9%12.9 more
 Virginia$8.6$15.2$23.8$452.60.1%8.3 more
 Ohio$8.8$23.5$32.4$565.31.8%11.6 more
 New Jersey$9.1$24.4$33.5$543.11.1%8.9 more
 North Carolina$9.4$16.8$26.2$471.42.3%9.8 more
 Michigan$10.0$16.6$26.6$432.62.0%9.9 more
 Florida$10.0$28.2$38.2$800.52.2%19.6 more
 Pennsylvania$10.4$25.5$36.0$644.90.7%12.8 more
 New York$13.0$59.6$72.6$1,310.70.7%19.7 more
 Texas$22.9$54.7$77.6$1,532.63.7%26.5 more
 California$30.5$77.9$108.5$2,202.72.0%38.4 more
 All states combined$274.6$576.7$851.3$16,768.12.2%316.5 more
Notes: actual estimated guesstimated1

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
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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Data Sources for 2013:

GDP, GO: 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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