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State Growth And Debt 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 and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in $ billion
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 North Dakota$8.2$5.1$56.39.7%0.7 more
 Wyoming$9.0$2.4$45.47.6%0.6 more
 West Virginia$16.7$11.0$74.05.1%1.9 more
 Oklahoma$31.7$18.7$182.14.2%3.9 more
 Idaho$11.6$6.0$62.24.1%1.6 more
 Colorado$49.6$53.1$294.43.8%5.3 more
 Utah$25.4$20.8$141.23.8%2.9 more
 Texas$226.8$269.1$1,532.63.7%26.5 more
 South Dakota$7.0$6.2$46.73.1%0.8 more
 Nebraska$20.4$15.0$109.63.0%1.9 more
 Montana$9.4$5.8$44.03.0%1.0 more
 Iowa$31.8$19.6$165.82.9%3.1 more
 Minnesota$56.3$49.4$312.12.8%5.4 more
 Oregon$40.2$34.3$219.62.7%3.9 more
 Washington$75.2$80.5$408.02.7%7.0 more
 Arkansas$24.2$15.2$124.22.4%3.0 more
 North Carolina$86.0$50.7$471.42.3%9.8 more
 All states combined$3,118.1$2,965.1$16,768.12.2%316.5 more
 Florida$157.0$145.4$800.52.2%19.6 more
 Indiana$53.1$49.2$317.12.1%6.6 more
 California$447.5$416.7$2,202.72.0%38.4 more
 Michigan$88.4$76.2$432.62.0%9.9 more
 Vermont$7.1$4.6$29.51.9%0.6 more
 Kansas$25.8$26.7$144.11.9%2.9 more
 Hawaii$14.6$13.9$75.21.9%1.4 more
 Georgia$78.8$55.2$454.51.8%10.0 more
 Ohio$113.7$84.6$565.31.8%11.6 more
 Wisconsin$55.9$44.6$282.51.7%5.7 more
 Massachusetts$78.8$92.6$446.31.6%6.7 more
 Mississippi$28.0$15.4$105.21.6%3.0 more
 Kentucky$39.5$42.2$183.41.6%4.4 more
 Delaware$10.7$8.2$62.71.6%0.9 more
 New Mexico$21.0$15.9$92.21.5%2.1 more
 Rhode Island$11.3$12.1$53.21.4%1.1 more
 Louisiana$48.5$40.9$253.61.3%4.6 more
 South Carolina$41.0$39.8$183.61.2%4.8 more
 Arizona$50.8$47.6$279.01.1%6.6 more
 New Jersey$102.9$105.3$543.11.1%8.9 more
 Nevada$22.7$28.0$132.01.0%2.8 more
 Connecticut$42.3$43.2$249.30.9%3.6 more
 New Hampshire$11.3$10.6$67.80.9%1.3 more
 Maine$12.6$8.3$54.80.9%1.3 more
 Illinois$132.8$144.8$720.70.9%12.9 more
 Alabama$42.8$30.6$193.60.8%4.8 more
 Tennessee$54.9$39.2$287.60.8%6.5 more
 Missouri$50.1$46.0$276.30.8%6.0 more
 New York$306.4$345.6$1,310.70.7%19.7 more
 Pennsylvania$128.9$133.8$644.90.7%12.8 more
 Virginia$72.9$68.6$452.60.1%8.3 more
 Maryland$60.0$46.9$342.40.0%5.9 more
 District of Columbia$13.8$11.9$113.4-0.5%0.6 more
 Alaska$15.1$10.0$59.4-2.5%0.7 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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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
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