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Compare Spending By State

Compare state and local spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Total Spending
as percent GDP

Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
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 Debt
 GSP Growth

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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

Total Spending

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia0.00%11.99%11.99%$0.1-0.5%0.6 more
 North Dakota8.82%5.46%14.28%$0.19.7%0.7 more
 Texas6.71%8.45%15.16%$0.13.7%26.4 more
 Virginia7.93%8.01%15.94%$0.10.1%8.3 more
 South Dakota8.27%7.69%15.96%$0.13.1%0.8 more
 New Hampshire8.94%7.53%16.47%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Connecticut9.62%7.09%16.71%$0.10.9%3.6 more
 Indiana8.46%8.46%16.91%$0.12.1%6.6 more
 Delaware11.91%5.27%17.18%$0.11.6%0.9 more
 Oklahoma10.25%7.05%17.29%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Louisiana9.41%8.14%17.55%$0.11.3%4.6 more
 Georgia7.64%9.96%17.59%$0.11.8%10.0 more
 Colorado7.57%10.07%17.65%$0.13.8%5.3 more
 Illinois7.68%10.15%17.83%$0.10.9%12.9 more
 Nevada7.12%10.85%17.97%$0.11.0%2.8 more
 Oregon9.54%8.53%18.06%$0.12.7%3.9 more
 Minnesota8.99%9.09%18.08%$0.12.8%5.4 more
 Nebraska6.72%11.42%18.14%$0.13.0%1.9 more
 North Carolina8.58%9.75%18.33%$0.12.3%9.8 more
 Arizona8.15%10.21%18.37%$0.11.1%6.6 more
 Utah10.03%8.50%18.54%$0.13.8%2.9 more
 Maryland10.20%8.37%18.57%$0.10.0%5.9 more
 Missouri9.41%9.22%18.63%$0.10.8%6.0 more
 Idaho9.71%8.95%18.66%$0.14.1%1.6 more
 Massachusetts11.20%7.55%18.75%$0.11.6%6.7 more
 Washington9.06%9.71%18.77%$0.12.7%7.0 more
 Wyoming8.75%10.04%18.79%$0.17.6%0.6 more
 All states combined8.85%10.01%18.86%$0.11.9%316.9 more
 Kansas8.89%10.03%18.92%$0.11.9%2.9 more
 Hawaii15.26%4.00%19.26%$0.11.9%1.4 more
 New Jersey10.46%8.83%19.29%$0.11.1%8.9 more
 Iowa9.71%9.83%19.54%$0.12.9%3.1 more
 California7.95%11.60%19.55%$0.12.0%38.3 more
 Ohio10.10%9.60%19.69%$0.11.8%11.6 more
 Florida7.51%12.48%19.99%$0.12.2%19.6 more
 Pennsylvania10.48%9.54%20.01%$0.10.7%12.8 more
 Arkansas12.08%8.26%20.35%$0.12.4%3.0 more
 Tennessee8.60%11.89%20.49%$0.10.8%6.5 more
 Wisconsin10.31%10.40%20.71%$0.11.7%5.7 more
 Montana12.70%8.12%20.82%$0.13.0%1.0 more
 Kentucky13.09%8.07%21.16%$0.11.6%4.4 more
 Alabama10.81%10.48%21.29%$0.10.8%4.8 more
 Maine14.03%7.49%21.52%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Rhode Island13.53%8.09%21.63%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 Michigan9.80%11.93%21.73%$0.12.0%9.9 more
 New Mexico12.77%9.06%21.83%$0.11.5%2.1 more
 New York9.46%13.28%22.74%$0.10.7%19.7 more
 West Virginia15.00%8.51%23.52%$0.15.1%1.9 more
 South Carolina13.18%10.46%23.65%$0.11.2%4.8 more
 Vermont14.98%9.37%24.35%$0.11.9%0.6 more
 Alaska16.80%8.79%25.59%$0.1-2.5%0.7 more
 Mississippi14.05%12.02%26.06%$0.11.6%3.0 more
Notes: actual guesstimated1 estimated

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:
See 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: See 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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Medicare/Social Security Trustee Reports Released

On July 28, 2014, the Center for Medicare Services released its annual Medicare Trustees Report, which projects Medicare spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the Medicare Outlook here based on data in the 2014 Medicare Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view selected Medicare Trustee forecasts going back to 2005.

On July 28, 2014, the Social Security Administration released its annual OASDI Trustees Report, which projects Social Security spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that Social Security spending will max out at about 6 percent of GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com is publishing for the first time a chart of the Social Security Outlook here based on data in the 2014 OASDI Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view OASDI Trustee forecasts for 2005 and 1997.

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