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Compare States Education Spending

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

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Education
as percent GDP

Spending as percent of GSP
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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Education

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama2.43%3.40%5.82%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 Alaska2.53%2.85%5.38%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Arizona1.62%3.28%4.90%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Arkansas2.83%3.81%6.65%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 California1.44%3.67%5.11%$0.13.4%39.2 more
 Colorado1.79%2.68%4.48%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Connecticut1.27%3.94%5.21%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Delaware2.58%3.43%6.00%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 District of Columbia-0.05%2.03%1.98%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 Florida1.25%3.14%4.39%$0.13.5%20.2 more
 Georgia1.66%3.74%5.40%$0.13.3%10.2 more
 Hawaii4.86%0.36%5.22%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Idaho1.71%3.22%4.93%$0.14.2%1.7 more
 Illinois1.18%3.87%5.04%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Indiana2.45%3.21%5.66%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Iowa1.81%4.19%6.00%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Kansas2.02%3.78%5.80%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Kentucky2.81%3.59%6.40%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana1.87%3.61%5.48%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Maine1.80%4.05%5.85%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Maryland1.69%3.86%5.54%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Massachusetts1.40%3.15%4.55%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Michigan2.41%4.15%6.56%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Minnesota1.66%3.33%4.99%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Mississippi2.35%4.94%7.29%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Missouri1.73%3.88%5.61%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Montana2.05%3.75%5.81%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska1.72%3.94%5.66%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Nevada1.11%2.77%3.88%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.71%4.15%5.86%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.68%4.33%6.01%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 New Mexico2.57%4.07%6.63%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 New York0.97%4.44%5.41%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 North Carolina1.99%2.96%4.95%$0.13.5%10.0 more
 North Dakota1.98%2.85%4.83%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Ohio1.42%4.03%5.45%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Oklahoma2.16%3.19%5.34%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Oregon1.56%3.10%4.67%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania1.59%3.74%5.33%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island2.04%4.13%6.17%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina2.61%4.11%6.72%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 South Dakota1.29%2.65%3.94%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.95%3.27%5.22%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Texas1.45%2.86%4.31%$0.14.0%27.4 more
 All states combined1.65%3.53%5.17%$0.13.3%321.4 more
 Utah3.17%3.57%6.74%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Vermont2.91%5.03%7.94%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Virginia1.90%3.35%5.25%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Washington1.85%3.14%4.99%$0.13.6%7.2 more
 West Virginia3.04%4.14%7.19%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Wisconsin2.12%3.66%5.78%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming1.34%3.98%5.31%$0.15.6%0.6 more
Notes: 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:
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 2015:

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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US, State Population Update for 2014

On December 24, 2014 the US Census Bureau released its national and state population estimates for 2014.  On December 24, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2014 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2014 in file NST-EST2014-01.xls.
  • We projected 2014 thru 2019 for US and states assuming population rate change for 2013-24.
  • We updated 2015 thru 2019 for US using data from US Census Bureau 2012 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls.
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