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Compare States Debt

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

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Debt
as percent GDP

Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
 Protection
 Transportation
 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

Gross Public Debt

StateState
Debt
Local
Debt
State and
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Wyoming2.61%2.44%5.05%$0.17.6%0.6 more
 North Dakota4.12%4.79%8.91%$0.19.7%0.7 more
 Arkansas2.82%7.35%10.17%$0.12.4%3.0 more
 Idaho6.26%4.55%10.81%$0.14.1%1.6 more
 District of Columbia0.00%10.89%10.89%$0.1-0.5%0.6 more
 Oklahoma5.98%5.23%11.21%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 North Carolina4.11%7.12%11.23%$0.12.3%9.8 more
 Georgia2.84%8.72%11.55%$0.11.8%10.0 more
 Nebraska2.24%9.62%11.85%$0.13.0%1.9 more
 Iowa4.86%7.26%12.12%$0.12.9%3.1 more
 South Dakota8.29%5.30%13.58%$0.13.1%0.8 more
 Tennessee2.02%11.58%13.61%$0.10.8%6.5 more
 Maryland7.66%6.02%13.68%$0.10.0%5.9 more
 Mississippi6.81%7.45%14.26%$0.11.6%3.0 more
 Delaware10.00%4.26%14.26%$0.11.6%0.9 more
 Ohio5.78%8.73%14.51%$0.11.8%11.6 more
 Montana10.35%4.19%14.54%$0.13.0%1.0 more
 Virginia6.13%8.43%14.56%$0.10.1%8.3 more
 Utah5.88%9.42%15.30%$0.13.8%2.9 more
 Indiana6.58%8.76%15.34%$0.12.1%6.6 more
 West Virginia10.47%5.07%15.54%$0.15.1%1.9 more
 Alabama4.85%10.91%15.76%$0.10.8%4.8 more
 Maine10.46%5.42%15.88%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Louisiana7.79%8.54%16.32%$0.11.3%4.6 more
 Minnesota4.56%11.92%16.48%$0.12.8%5.4 more
 Connecticut12.11%4.42%16.53%$0.10.9%3.6 more
 Wisconsin8.55%8.04%16.60%$0.11.7%5.7 more
 Vermont12.14%4.59%16.73%$0.11.9%0.6 more
 Missouri7.71%9.06%16.76%$0.10.8%6.0 more
 Oregon6.88%9.94%16.82%$0.12.7%3.9 more
 Michigan6.97%9.91%16.88%$0.12.0%9.9 more
 New Mexico8.04%8.84%16.88%$0.11.5%2.1 more
 New Hampshire12.91%4.45%17.37%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Texas2.24%15.45%17.69%$0.13.7%26.4 more
 Arizona4.94%12.82%17.76%$0.11.1%6.6 more
 All states combined6.93%11.02%17.94%$0.11.9%316.9 more
 Colorado5.60%12.51%18.11%$0.13.8%5.3 more
 Hawaii10.76%7.45%18.22%$0.11.9%1.4 more
 Alaska11.53%6.81%18.33%$0.1-2.5%0.7 more
 California6.75%12.17%18.92%$0.12.0%38.3 more
 Washington7.04%12.26%19.30%$0.12.7%7.0 more
 Pennsylvania7.10%12.38%19.48%$0.10.7%12.8 more
 Florida5.69%14.22%19.92%$0.12.2%19.6 more
 New Jersey12.35%7.59%19.94%$0.11.1%8.9 more
 Nevada3.01%17.14%20.15%$0.11.0%2.8 more
 Kansas5.19%15.04%20.23%$0.11.9%2.9 more
 Illinois9.62%12.05%21.67%$0.10.9%12.9 more
 Rhode Island16.65%5.06%21.70%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 Massachusetts17.37%4.51%21.87%$0.11.6%6.7 more
 South Carolina8.38%13.93%22.32%$0.11.2%4.8 more
 Kentucky8.22%15.35%23.56%$0.11.6%4.4 more
 New York10.85%16.14%26.99%$0.10.7%19.7 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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