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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 Dakota15.39%8.56%$54.42.1%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.70%11.34%$454.51.3%9.8 more
 Ohio20.22%14.82%$559.01.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma17.52%10.33%$182.42.7%3.9 more
 Oregon20.17%17.62%$197.7-1.4%3.9 more
 New York23.00%25.94%$1,335.10.2%19.7 more
 New Mexico23.08%17.91%$91.3-0.9%2.1 more
 Nebraska19.06%13.81%$107.22.6%1.9 more
 Montana21.72%12.18%$43.21.2%1.0 more
 Nevada17.39%21.12%$126.9-0.3%2.8 more
 New Hampshire16.83%16.98%$67.30.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey19.38%18.69%$530.10.4%8.9 more
 Pennsylvania20.29%20.15%$645.41.2%12.8 more
 Rhode Island21.61%23.31%$52.80.6%1.1 more
 Washington18.25%19.23%$402.81.4%7.0 more
 Virginia16.30%14.49%$451.9-0.2%8.3 more
 West Virginia22.86%14.91%$72.81.4%1.9 more
 Wisconsin19.77%15.77%$281.50.7%5.7 more
 Wyoming21.67%4.97%$40.50.4%0.6 more
 Vermont25.22%15.89%$28.6-0.4%0.6 more
 Utah18.78%14.54%$134.92.9%2.9 more
 South Carolina23.44%23.29%$180.91.1%4.8 more
 South Dakota15.76%13.04%$44.91.3%0.8 more
 Tennessee18.98%12.71%$289.31.1%6.5 more
 Texas14.49%17.43%$1,527.24.3%26.5 more
 Missouri18.45%16.60%$274.51.5%6.0 more
 Mississippi26.67%13.81%$103.3-0.5%3.0 more
 Delaware17.40%13.57%$61.4-1.2%0.9 more
 Connecticut17.24%17.88%$242.4-0.4%3.6 more
 District of Columbia13.37%11.10%$111.8-0.4%0.6 more
 Florida19.49%18.36%$797.32.3%19.6 more
 Georgia17.40%12.21%$450.91.6%10.0 more
 Colorado17.45%18.49%$288.82.1%5.3 more
 California20.50%18.99%$2,215.22.6%38.3 more
 Alabama22.31%16.50%$191.60.8%4.8 more
 Alaska25.98%16.20%$59.9-5.3%0.7 more
 Arizona19.28%18.19%$271.10.1%6.6 more
 Arkansas20.90%12.00%$116.72.6%3.0 more
 Hawaii19.81%19.52%$74.00.8%1.4 more
 Idaho19.12%9.76%$61.12.5%1.6 more
 Maryland18.01%14.52%$337.4-0.1%5.9 more
 Maine23.09%15.77%$53.3-0.8%1.3 more
 Massachusetts18.19%21.74%$438.6-0.6%6.7 more
 Michigan20.61%17.71%$431.11.6%9.9 more
 Minnesota18.20%15.67%$307.22.5%5.4 more
 Louisiana20.06%16.54%$238.3-2.6%4.6 more
 Kentucky21.09%22.66%$182.71.0%4.4 more
 Illinois18.46%20.63%$720.5-0.7%12.9 more
 Indiana17.01%16.05%$310.72.2%6.6 more
 Iowa19.35%11.32%$163.50.6%3.1 more
 Kansas18.38%18.32%$142.8-0.8%2.9 more
 All states combined19.05%17.74%$16,663.21.5%316.2 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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Data Sources for 2013:

GDP, GO: 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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US, State Population Update for 2016

On December 19, 2016 the US Census Bureau released its US national and state population estimates for July 1, 2016.  On December 26, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2010-2016 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2016 in file nst-est2016-01.xlsx.
  • We projected 2017 thru 2021 for US and the states assuming population rate change for 2015-16.
  • We updated 2017 thru 2021 for US only using data from US Census Bureau 2014 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls.
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