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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 2014  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 North Dakota18.14%10.04%$0.16.3%0.7 more
 Texas14.55%16.42%$0.15.2%27.0 more
 Wyoming22.08%5.64%$0.15.1%0.6 more
 West Virginia23.27%14.87%$0.15.1%1.9 more
 Colorado16.37%17.98%$0.14.7%5.4 more
 Oregon18.95%15.96%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Utah20.16%15.52%$0.13.1%2.9 more
 Washington18.31%19.95%$0.13.0%7.1 more
 California19.35%18.11%$0.12.8%38.8 more
 Oklahoma18.09%10.33%$0.12.8%3.9 more
 Florida18.87%17.38%$0.12.7%19.9 more
 Idaho18.27%9.27%$0.12.7%1.6 more
 New York21.97%25.06%$0.12.5%19.7 more
 All states combined17.74%17.27%$0.12.4%318.9 more
 Georgia16.62%11.58%$0.12.3%10.1 more
 Massachusetts17.36%19.73%$0.12.3%6.7 more
 New Hampshire16.13%14.69%$0.12.3%1.3 more
 South Carolina20.81%20.88%$0.12.2%4.8 more
 Ohio19.72%15.06%$0.12.1%11.6 more
 Louisiana20.19%17.93%$0.11.9%4.6 more
 Michigan19.65%16.97%$0.11.9%9.9 more
 Kansas16.65%18.39%$0.11.8%2.9 more
 Pennsylvania19.35%20.80%$0.11.8%12.8 more
 Montana22.21%13.29%$0.11.8%1.0 more
 Tennessee19.43%13.74%$0.11.7%6.5 more
 District of Columbia10.55%10.78%$0.11.6%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.68%10.61%$0.11.4%9.9 more
 Arizona17.73%16.51%$0.11.4%6.7 more
 Minnesota17.98%16.02%$0.11.4%5.5 more
 Illinois18.24%19.40%$0.11.2%12.9 more
 Rhode Island21.13%22.49%$0.11.2%1.1 more
 Delaware17.31%13.27%$0.11.2%0.9 more
 New Mexico21.31%16.74%$0.11.0%2.1 more
 Wisconsin19.19%15.67%$0.11.0%5.8 more
 Nevada17.92%20.67%$0.11.0%2.8 more
 Kentucky20.55%22.43%$0.11.0%4.4 more
 Missouri18.53%16.24%$0.10.9%6.1 more
 Maryland16.24%13.67%$0.10.8%6.0 more
 Hawaii18.83%18.01%$0.10.8%1.4 more
 Arkansas19.61%13.37%$0.10.8%3.0 more
 Nebraska18.82%13.46%$0.10.7%1.9 more
 Alabama21.95%15.88%$0.10.7%4.8 more
 South Dakota15.58%14.08%$0.10.6%0.9 more
 Connecticut17.19%17.31%$0.10.6%3.6 more
 Vermont24.59%15.60%$0.10.6%0.6 more
 Indiana17.47%15.55%$0.10.4%6.6 more
 Iowa18.51%12.31%$0.10.4%3.1 more
 New Jersey19.37%19.66%$0.10.4%8.9 more
 Maine22.49%14.35%$0.10.2%1.3 more
 Virginia16.09%15.42%$0.10.0%8.3 more
 Mississippi27.64%15.44%$0.1-1.2%3.0 more
 Alaska26.68%18.37%$0.1-1.3%0.7 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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Data Sources for 2014:

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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CBO Long-term Outlook 2015

On June16, 2015, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook for 2015, which projects federal spending and revenue out into the 2080s.  As before, the CBO study shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget, with federal spending exceeding 35 percent GDP by the end of the century while federal revenue stays below 25 percent GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the CBO Long Term Budget Outlook here.  You can download the data and also view CBO Long Term Budget Outlooks going back to 1999.

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