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State Growth And Debt 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 and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 North Dakota16.01%9.98%$0.10.9%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.42%10.86%$0.12.7%9.8 more
 Ohio20.21%15.02%$0.12.1%11.6 more
 Oklahoma18.00%10.62%$0.11.8%3.9 more
 Oregon19.63%16.72%$0.1-1.0%3.9 more
 New York22.84%25.76%$0.11.0%19.7 more
 New Mexico23.09%17.49%$0.11.0%2.1 more
 Nebraska18.68%13.70%$0.13.9%1.9 more
 Montana21.80%13.46%$0.11.0%1.0 more
 Nevada17.70%21.84%$0.10.7%2.8 more
 New Hampshire16.41%15.39%$0.11.4%1.3 more
 New Jersey19.15%19.59%$0.10.8%8.9 more
 Pennsylvania20.13%20.89%$0.11.5%12.8 more
 Rhode Island21.20%22.73%$0.11.9%1.1 more
 Washington18.46%19.78%$0.12.3%7.0 more
 Virginia16.03%15.08%$0.10.4%8.3 more
 West Virginia23.66%15.59%$0.11.3%1.9 more
 Wisconsin19.64%15.68%$0.12.2%5.7 more
 Wyoming21.43%5.82%$0.10.5%0.6 more
 Vermont24.75%15.87%$0.1-0.3%0.6 more
 Utah18.84%15.41%$0.13.7%2.9 more
 South Carolina22.46%21.83%$0.11.4%4.8 more
 South Dakota15.64%13.77%$0.10.9%0.8 more
 Tennessee18.92%13.52%$0.11.6%6.5 more
 Texas14.57%17.28%$0.15.5%26.5 more
 Missouri18.10%16.64%$0.11.8%6.0 more
 Mississippi26.88%14.80%$0.1-1.1%3.0 more
 Delaware17.65%13.56%$0.10.7%0.9 more
 Connecticut17.13%17.51%$0.11.0%3.6 more
 District of Columbia12.36%10.63%$0.1-0.6%0.6 more
 Florida19.61%18.16%$0.12.5%19.6 more
 Georgia17.26%12.09%$0.12.0%10.0 more
 Colorado17.22%18.41%$0.12.1%5.3 more
 California20.22%18.83%$0.12.3%38.4 more
 Alabama21.98%15.71%$0.12.5%4.8 more
 Alaska26.31%17.50%$0.1-4.0%0.7 more
 Arizona18.47%17.33%$0.10.8%6.6 more
 Arkansas20.42%12.78%$0.11.9%3.0 more
 Hawaii19.45%18.54%$0.11.4%1.4 more
 Idaho19.03%9.86%$0.12.6%1.6 more
 Maryland17.67%13.81%$0.10.7%5.9 more
 Maine23.13%15.12%$0.10.5%1.3 more
 Massachusetts17.84%20.98%$0.11.2%6.7 more
 Michigan20.34%17.53%$0.12.8%9.9 more
 Minnesota18.32%16.09%$0.12.1%5.4 more
 Louisiana19.67%16.56%$0.1-2.5%4.6 more
 Kentucky21.53%22.99%$0.11.2%4.4 more
 Illinois18.33%19.98%$0.10.2%12.9 more
 Indiana17.07%15.82%$0.12.2%6.6 more
 Iowa19.08%11.75%$0.12.2%3.1 more
 Kansas18.12%18.78%$0.1-0.3%2.9 more
 All states combined18.60%17.68%$0.12.2%316.5 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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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
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