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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

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia0.00%2.20%2.20%$111.7-0.6%0.6 more
 Nevada1.21%3.10%4.31%$128.00.7%2.8 more
 South Dakota1.47%3.05%4.51%$44.70.9%0.8 more
 Massachusetts1.41%3.15%4.56%$441.51.2%6.7 more
 Hawaii4.58%0.00%4.58%$75.11.4%1.4 more
 Colorado1.80%2.89%4.69%$288.32.1%5.3 more
 Florida1.25%3.52%4.77%$800.72.5%19.6 more
 North Dakota2.21%2.59%4.80%$51.00.9%0.7 more
 Washington1.91%2.97%4.88%$407.22.3%7.0 more
 California1.38%3.52%4.90%$2,213.02.3%38.4 more
 Tennessee1.80%3.11%4.91%$290.11.6%6.5 more
 Texas1.47%3.51%4.99%$1,557.25.5%26.5 more
 Illinois1.14%3.90%5.04%$724.80.2%12.9 more
 Connecticut1.36%3.71%5.07%$246.91.0%3.6 more
 All states combined1.64%3.44%5.08%$16,768.12.2%316.5 more
 Arizona1.66%3.43%5.09%$274.70.8%6.6 more
 Oregon1.68%3.51%5.19%$204.9-1.0%3.9 more
 Minnesota1.84%3.36%5.21%$307.32.1%5.4 more
 Idaho1.78%3.46%5.24%$61.12.6%1.6 more
 Virginia1.89%3.35%5.24%$455.00.4%8.3 more
 Louisiana1.81%3.47%5.28%$246.7-2.5%4.6 more
 New York0.97%4.44%5.41%$1,341.61.0%19.7 more
 Maryland1.50%4.00%5.50%$339.40.7%5.9 more
 Missouri1.65%3.87%5.52%$276.71.8%6.0 more
 Indiana2.24%3.28%5.53%$311.22.2%6.6 more
 Oklahoma2.31%3.24%5.55%$176.41.8%3.9 more
 Georgia1.77%3.80%5.57%$456.52.0%10.0 more
 Nebraska1.76%3.82%5.57%$109.43.9%1.9 more
 North Carolina2.02%3.59%5.61%$467.12.7%9.8 more
 Pennsylvania1.63%3.99%5.62%$640.31.5%12.8 more
 New Hampshire1.67%4.08%5.75%$68.71.4%1.3 more
 Ohio1.57%4.18%5.75%$562.82.1%11.6 more
 Delaware2.69%3.09%5.78%$60.80.7%0.9 more
 Kansas1.79%4.15%5.94%$142.4-0.3%2.9 more
 Alaska2.83%3.20%6.02%$57.3-4.0%0.7 more
 Rhode Island2.00%4.06%6.06%$53.31.9%1.1 more
 Iowa1.90%4.16%6.06%$166.82.2%3.1 more
 Montana2.16%3.92%6.09%$43.01.0%1.0 more
 Michigan2.29%3.82%6.11%$434.72.8%9.9 more
 Wyoming1.55%4.60%6.15%$41.80.5%0.6 more
 Wisconsin2.07%4.16%6.22%$284.72.2%5.7 more
 New Jersey1.69%4.54%6.23%$537.40.8%8.9 more
 South Carolina2.68%3.57%6.25%$182.41.4%4.8 more
 Utah3.17%3.22%6.39%$135.03.7%2.9 more
 Kentucky2.95%3.62%6.57%$183.61.2%4.4 more
 Alabama3.00%3.77%6.77%$194.72.5%4.8 more
 Maine1.85%4.95%6.80%$54.60.5%1.3 more
 New Mexico2.68%4.32%7.00%$90.81.0%2.1 more
 Arkansas2.75%4.27%7.02%$118.61.9%3.0 more
 Mississippi2.39%4.96%7.34%$104.1-1.1%3.0 more
 West Virginia3.34%4.58%7.93%$70.61.3%1.9 more
 Vermont3.14%5.18%8.32%$28.8-0.3%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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