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State Police And Fire Spending Rank

Compare state and local police and fire 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

State and
 North Dakota0.27%0.41%0.69%$54.42.1%0.7 more
 Iowa0.29%0.61%0.91%$163.50.6%3.1 more
 South Dakota0.39%0.55%0.94%$44.91.3%0.8 more
 Nebraska0.35%0.60%0.95%$107.22.6%1.9 more
 Indiana0.31%0.68%0.99%$310.72.2%6.6 more
 District of Columbia0.00%1.00%1.00%$111.8-0.4%0.6 more
 Connecticut0.40%0.63%1.03%$242.4-0.4%3.6 more
 Minnesota0.29%0.76%1.05%$307.22.5%5.4 more
 Texas0.32%0.74%1.06%$1,527.24.3%26.5 more
 Massachusetts0.44%0.64%1.07%$438.6-0.6%6.7 more
 Kentucky0.43%0.65%1.08%$182.71.0%4.4 more
 Hawaii0.36%0.74%1.10%$74.00.8%1.4 more
 Utah0.39%0.75%1.13%$134.92.9%2.9 more
 Delaware0.75%0.41%1.16%$61.4-1.2%0.9 more
 Kansas0.31%0.87%1.18%$142.8-0.8%2.9 more
 Maine0.44%0.74%1.18%$53.3-0.8%1.3 more
 Washington0.40%0.82%1.23%$402.81.4%7.0 more
 Pennsylvania0.49%0.74%1.23%$645.41.2%12.8 more
 New Hampshire0.30%0.95%1.25%$67.30.1%1.3 more
 West Virginia0.64%0.62%1.25%$72.81.4%1.9 more
 Oklahoma0.49%0.77%1.26%$182.42.7%3.9 more
 New Jersey0.41%0.87%1.29%$530.10.4%8.9 more
 North Carolina0.46%0.83%1.29%$454.51.3%9.8 more
 Virginia0.39%0.91%1.30%$451.9-0.2%8.3 more
 South Carolina0.42%0.88%1.30%$180.91.1%4.8 more
 Missouri0.35%0.96%1.31%$274.51.5%6.0 more
 Tennessee0.33%0.98%1.31%$289.31.1%6.5 more
 Alabama0.38%0.94%1.32%$191.60.8%4.8 more
 Georgia0.40%0.92%1.32%$450.91.6%10.0 more
 Colorado0.39%0.94%1.33%$288.82.1%5.3 more
 Arkansas0.50%0.83%1.33%$116.72.6%3.0 more
 Ohio0.34%1.01%1.35%$559.01.0%11.6 more
 Illinois0.27%1.10%1.37%$720.5-0.7%12.9 more
 Wyoming0.55%0.84%1.39%$40.50.4%0.6 more
 All states combined0.41%0.98%1.39%$16,663.21.5%316.4 more
 Vermont0.87%0.54%1.41%$28.6-0.4%0.6 more
 Wisconsin0.43%1.02%1.45%$281.50.7%5.7 more
 Michigan0.56%0.91%1.47%$431.11.6%9.9 more
 New York0.35%1.16%1.51%$1,335.10.2%19.7 more
 Alaska0.83%0.68%1.51%$59.9-5.3%0.7 more
 Montana0.65%0.88%1.53%$43.21.2%1.0 more
 Mississippi0.49%1.05%1.55%$103.3-0.5%3.0 more
 Oregon0.48%1.09%1.57%$197.7-1.4%3.9 more
 Idaho0.58%1.00%1.58%$61.12.5%1.6 more
 Louisiana0.37%1.23%1.60%$238.3-2.6%4.6 more
 Maryland0.62%0.99%1.61%$337.4-0.1%5.9 more
 Rhode Island0.52%1.20%1.72%$52.80.6%1.1 more
 New Mexico0.64%1.18%1.81%$91.3-0.9%2.1 more
 Arizona0.42%1.39%1.81%$271.10.1%6.6 more
 California0.56%1.29%1.85%$2,215.22.6%38.4 more
 Nevada0.37%1.55%1.92%$126.9-0.3%2.8 more
 Florida0.38%1.55%1.93%$797.32.3%19.6 more
Notes: estimated actual

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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Gross State Product Update for 2015

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its Gross State Product (GSP) data for 2015 on June 14, 2016. has updated its individual state GSPs for 2015 and projected nominal and real GSP through 2020 for each state using the projected national GDP numbers from Table 10.1 in the Historical Tables for the Federal FY2016 Budget and the historical GDP data series from the BEA as a baseline.

As before we have projected individual state GSPs out to 2021 by applying a factor to reflect each state's deviation from the national growth rate. (E.g. In 2014 the national real GDP expanded by 2.4 percent. But North Dakota grew by 6.3 percent, a deviation of nearly 4 percent. The deviation is reduced by 40 percent for each year after 2014, making the assumption that each state will slowly revert to the national norm.) displays individual state data going back to 1957, but BEA has nominal GSP data going back to only 1963, and real GSP data going back to 1987.  Also the 1987-1997 real GSP data is in 1997 dollars, not 2009 dollars like the 1997-present data, and the pre-1997 data is based on a different model than post 1997 data.  For the pre-1997 data we have factored it to remove any "bumps" over the 1997 transition.

Because needs GSP data to provide e.g., spending as a percent of GDP, we have extended the two BEA GSP data series back to 1957.  We have assumed that the rate of change of GSP prior to 1963 is the same as the national GDP and we have assumed that the rate of change of real GSP prior to 1987 is the same as the nation real GDP growth rate.

Click here to view a complete list of US states and their 2015 GSP growth rates.

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