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State Growth And Debt Rank

Compare state and local spending and debt 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
(mln)
 North Dakota15.31%8.56%$54.42.1%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.91%11.34%$454.51.3%9.8 more
 Ohio20.35%14.76%$559.01.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma17.68%10.35%$182.42.7%3.9 more
 Oregon20.25%17.60%$197.7-1.4%3.9 more
 New York23.25%25.93%$1,335.10.2%19.7 more
 New Mexico23.14%17.87%$91.3-0.9%2.1 more
 Nebraska19.20%13.97%$107.22.6%1.9 more
 Montana21.69%12.28%$43.21.2%1.0 more
 Nevada17.40%21.12%$126.9-0.3%2.8 more
 New Hampshire16.94%16.98%$67.30.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey19.32%19.05%$530.10.4%8.9 more
 Pennsylvania20.42%20.18%$645.41.2%12.8 more
 Rhode Island21.69%23.31%$52.80.6%1.1 more
 Washington18.87%19.19%$402.81.4%7.0 more
 Virginia16.35%14.49%$451.9-0.2%8.3 more
 West Virginia22.91%14.98%$72.81.4%1.9 more
 Wisconsin19.79%15.78%$281.50.7%5.7 more
 Wyoming21.92%4.93%$40.50.4%0.6 more
 Vermont25.39%15.89%$28.6-0.4%0.6 more
 Utah18.83%14.55%$134.92.9%2.9 more
 South Carolina23.67%23.40%$180.91.1%4.8 more
 South Dakota15.81%13.09%$44.91.3%0.8 more
 Tennessee19.12%12.73%$289.31.1%6.5 more
 Texas14.65%17.33%$1,527.24.3%26.5 more
 Missouri18.78%16.60%$274.51.5%6.0 more
 Mississippi26.78%13.68%$103.3-0.5%3.0 more
 Delaware17.46%13.57%$61.4-1.2%0.9 more
 Connecticut17.28%17.89%$242.4-0.4%3.6 more
 District of Columbia13.37%11.10%$111.8-0.4%0.6 more
 Florida19.69%18.36%$797.32.3%19.6 more
 Georgia17.48%12.35%$450.91.6%10.0 more
 Colorado17.78%18.42%$288.82.1%5.3 more
 California20.78%18.97%$2,215.22.6%38.4 more
 Alabama22.46%16.50%$191.60.8%4.8 more
 Alaska26.09%16.06%$59.9-5.3%0.7 more
 Arizona18.98%17.95%$271.10.1%6.6 more
 Arkansas20.91%12.13%$116.72.6%3.0 more
 Hawaii19.71%19.32%$74.00.8%1.4 more
 Idaho19.22%9.62%$61.12.5%1.6 more
 Maryland18.00%14.49%$337.4-0.1%5.9 more
 Maine23.21%15.77%$53.3-0.8%1.3 more
 Massachusetts18.41%21.74%$438.6-0.6%6.7 more
 Michigan20.70%17.70%$431.11.6%9.9 more
 Minnesota18.57%15.64%$307.22.5%5.4 more
 Louisiana20.11%16.38%$238.3-2.6%4.6 more
 Kentucky21.12%22.82%$182.71.0%4.4 more
 Illinois18.61%20.64%$720.5-0.7%12.9 more
 Indiana17.10%15.90%$310.72.2%6.6 more
 Iowa19.39%11.31%$163.50.6%3.1 more
 Kansas18.62%18.10%$142.8-0.8%2.9 more
 All states combined19.21%17.73%$16,663.21.5%316.4 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
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