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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 percent GDP

Education

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia0.00%2.17%2.17%$0.1-0.5%0.6 more
 Nevada1.17%3.01%4.18%$0.11.0%2.8 more
 South Dakota1.40%2.91%4.32%$0.13.1%0.8 more
 North Dakota2.00%2.35%4.35%$0.19.7%0.7 more
 Massachusetts1.39%3.12%4.51%$0.11.6%6.7 more
 Hawaii4.57%0.00%4.57%$0.11.9%1.4 more
 Colorado1.76%2.83%4.60%$0.13.8%5.3 more
 Florida1.25%3.52%4.77%$0.12.2%19.6 more
 Oregon1.57%3.27%4.84%$0.12.7%3.9 more
 Washington1.90%2.97%4.87%$0.12.7%7.0 more
 California1.39%3.54%4.92%$0.12.0%38.4 more
 Tennessee1.82%3.14%4.96%$0.10.8%6.5 more
 Arizona1.63%3.38%5.01%$0.11.1%6.6 more
 Connecticut1.35%3.68%5.02%$0.10.9%3.6 more
 Texas1.50%3.57%5.07%$0.13.7%26.5 more
 Illinois1.15%3.92%5.07%$0.10.9%12.9 more
 All states combined1.64%3.44%5.08%$0.12.2%316.5 more
 Minnesota1.82%3.31%5.13%$0.12.8%5.4 more
 Louisiana1.76%3.37%5.14%$0.11.3%4.6 more
 Idaho1.74%3.40%5.14%$0.14.1%1.6 more
 Virginia1.90%3.37%5.27%$0.10.1%8.3 more
 Oklahoma2.24%3.14%5.38%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Indiana2.20%3.22%5.42%$0.12.1%6.6 more
 Maryland1.49%3.96%5.45%$0.10.0%5.9 more
 Missouri1.65%3.88%5.53%$0.10.8%6.0 more
 New York0.99%4.55%5.54%$0.10.7%19.7 more
 North Carolina2.00%3.56%5.56%$0.12.3%9.8 more
 Nebraska1.75%3.81%5.56%$0.13.0%1.9 more
 Pennsylvania1.61%3.96%5.57%$0.10.7%12.8 more
 Georgia1.78%3.81%5.59%$0.11.8%10.0 more
 Delaware2.61%3.00%5.61%$0.11.6%0.9 more
 Wyoming1.42%4.23%5.65%$0.17.6%0.6 more
 Ohio1.57%4.16%5.73%$0.11.8%11.6 more
 Alaska2.73%3.08%5.81%$0.1-2.5%0.7 more
 New Hampshire1.69%4.13%5.82%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Kansas1.77%4.11%5.88%$0.11.9%2.9 more
 Montana2.11%3.83%5.94%$0.13.0%1.0 more
 Rhode Island2.00%4.07%6.07%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 Iowa1.91%4.19%6.10%$0.12.9%3.1 more
 Utah3.03%3.07%6.10%$0.13.8%2.9 more
 Michigan2.30%3.84%6.14%$0.12.0%9.9 more
 New Jersey1.67%4.50%6.17%$0.11.1%8.9 more
 South Carolina2.66%3.55%6.21%$0.11.2%4.8 more
 Wisconsin2.08%4.19%6.27%$0.11.7%5.7 more
 Kentucky2.95%3.62%6.58%$0.11.6%4.4 more
 Arkansas2.62%4.08%6.70%$0.12.4%3.0 more
 Maine1.85%4.93%6.78%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Alabama3.01%3.80%6.81%$0.10.8%4.8 more
 New Mexico2.64%4.25%6.90%$0.11.5%2.1 more
 Mississippi2.36%4.91%7.27%$0.11.6%3.0 more
 West Virginia3.19%4.37%7.57%$0.15.1%1.9 more
 Vermont3.07%5.06%8.13%$0.11.9%0.6 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:

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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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