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Compare States Growth And Debt

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

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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 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 Dakota15.93%9.20%$0.19.7%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.32%10.84%$0.12.3%9.8 more
 Ohio19.89%14.80%$0.11.8%11.6 more
 Oklahoma17.65%10.29%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Oregon18.56%15.80%$0.12.7%3.9 more
 New York23.51%26.46%$0.10.7%19.7 more
 New Mexico22.43%17.36%$0.11.5%2.1 more
 Nebraska19.03%14.13%$0.13.0%1.9 more
 Montana21.90%13.27%$0.13.0%1.0 more
 Nevada17.23%22.62%$0.11.0%2.8 more
 New Hampshire16.73%15.52%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 New Jersey19.04%19.22%$0.11.1%8.9 more
 Pennsylvania20.05%20.72%$0.10.7%12.8 more
 Rhode Island21.72%22.64%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 Washington18.68%19.05%$0.12.7%7.0 more
 Virginia16.09%14.76%$0.10.1%8.3 more
 West Virginia22.76%14.89%$0.15.1%1.9 more
 Wisconsin19.79%15.46%$0.11.7%5.7 more
 Wyoming20.06%5.43%$0.17.6%0.6 more
 Vermont23.91%15.54%$0.11.9%0.6 more
 Utah18.82%14.00%$0.13.8%2.9 more
 South Carolina22.55%21.96%$0.11.2%4.8 more
 South Dakota14.99%12.94%$0.13.1%0.8 more
 Tennessee19.73%12.97%$0.10.8%6.5 more
 Texas14.49%18.43%$0.13.7%26.4 more
 Missouri18.76%16.90%$0.10.8%6.0 more
 Mississippi27.03%14.29%$0.11.6%3.0 more
 Delaware17.63%13.24%$0.11.6%0.9 more
 Connecticut17.14%17.71%$0.10.9%3.6 more
 District of Columbia12.18%10.48%$0.1-0.5%0.6 more
 Florida19.49%18.14%$0.12.2%19.6 more
 Georgia17.46%12.64%$0.11.8%10.0 more
 Colorado16.88%17.68%$0.13.8%5.3 more
 California20.30%19.25%$0.12.0%38.3 more
 Alabama21.62%15.28%$0.10.8%4.8 more
 Alaska25.29%15.30%$0.1-2.5%0.7 more
 Arizona18.19%17.48%$0.11.1%6.6 more
 Arkansas20.14%11.59%$0.12.4%3.0 more
 Hawaii20.11%19.45%$0.11.9%1.4 more
 Idaho18.26%10.29%$0.14.1%1.6 more
 Maryland18.99%13.86%$0.10.0%5.9 more
 Maine23.23%15.49%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Massachusetts17.85%21.48%$0.11.6%6.7 more
 Michigan20.57%18.26%$0.12.0%9.9 more
 Minnesota18.72%16.11%$0.12.8%5.4 more
 Louisiana18.90%13.47%$0.11.3%4.6 more
 Kentucky22.07%23.41%$0.11.6%4.4 more
 Illinois18.09%20.55%$0.10.9%12.9 more
 Indiana16.66%15.79%$0.12.1%6.6 more
 Iowa20.16%11.06%$0.12.9%3.1 more
 Kansas18.68%18.49%$0.11.9%2.9 more
 All states combined18.97%17.80%$0.11.9%316.9 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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State and Local Finances Update for FY 2012

On December 11, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated the state and local spending and revenue for FY 2012 using the newly released Census Bureau State and Local Government Finances for FY 2012.  This includes state and local spending for the United States as a whole and individual states and the District of Columbia.

State and local spending and revenue for FY2012 are now actual historical spending as reported by the Census Bureau.  Previously state spending and revenue for FY2012 was actual and local spending and revenue was estimated.  The following table shows the difference between estimated and actual spending and revenue for FY2012:

FY 2012Estimated
$ billion
Actual
$ billion
Spending$1,657$1,647
Revenue$1,038$1,075

We have updated the "guesstimated" state and local finances for FY2013-19.

Also updated were state and local finances for 2009, 2010, and 2011 using newly released Census Bureau revised data.

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