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

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2016  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Debt
Local
Debt
State and
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama4.77%12.74%17.50%$208.81.5%4.9 more
 Alaska11.61%5.30%16.91%$58.30.9%0.7 more
 Arizona4.25%12.28%16.53%$300.11.8%6.9 more
 Arkansas3.70%8.23%11.93%$127.01.6%3.0 more
 California6.49%11.51%18.01%$2,464.52.3%39.5 more
 Colorado5.36%12.58%17.94%$332.93.0%5.6 more
 Connecticut12.82%4.38%17.21%$264.91.5%3.6 more
 Delaware9.05%4.42%13.47%$66.11.7%1.0 more
 District of Columbia1.36%11.71%13.06%$121.91.8%0.7 more
 Florida4.37%12.64%17.01%$899.22.3%20.6 more
 Georgia2.70%8.73%11.42%$507.62.1%10.3 more
 Hawaii10.86%8.47%19.33%$81.41.6%1.4 more
 Idaho4.81%3.24%8.04%$68.32.2%1.7 more
 Illinois8.20%11.88%20.08%$784.01.7%12.8 more
 Indiana7.01%8.20%15.21%$331.81.5%6.6 more
 Iowa4.42%6.65%11.06%$178.31.5%3.1 more
 Kansas4.49%11.66%16.15%$155.11.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky7.68%13.26%20.94%$197.91.6%4.4 more
 Louisiana9.42%7.84%17.25%$261.92.0%4.7 more
 Maine8.80%5.33%14.12%$58.31.4%1.3 more
 Maryland7.46%7.70%15.16%$365.81.6%6.0 more
 Massachusetts14.95%5.03%19.98%$489.12.1%6.8 more
 Michigan6.45%10.16%16.61%$478.82.0%9.9 more
 Minnesota4.41%10.31%14.72%$332.31.8%5.5 more
 Mississippi6.50%5.92%12.42%$108.10.9%3.0 more
 Missouri6.23%9.30%15.53%$298.71.6%6.1 more
 Montana6.15%3.83%9.98%$46.51.9%1.0 more
 Nebraska1.28%11.73%13.00%$117.51.6%1.9 more
 Nevada1.37%14.62%15.99%$139.21.7%2.9 more
 New Hampshire13.76%3.48%17.24%$76.12.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey11.30%6.13%17.43%$573.31.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico7.04%9.86%16.91%$97.21.7%2.1 more
 New York9.48%15.36%24.85%$1,500.72.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina4.30%6.61%10.91%$510.21.8%10.1 more
 North Dakota2.49%5.46%7.95%$60.83.6%0.8 more
 Ohio5.44%8.82%14.25%$617.12.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma4.65%5.53%10.19%$194.92.3%3.9 more
 Oregon5.97%9.86%15.83%$231.72.6%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania7.17%12.31%19.48%$700.71.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island18.24%4.97%23.20%$57.91.7%1.1 more
 South Carolina7.46%16.05%23.51%$202.72.1%5.0 more
 South Dakota6.64%6.03%12.67%$48.11.5%0.9 more
 Tennessee2.03%9.84%11.88%$318.01.9%6.7 more
 Texas2.37%13.47%15.83%$1,780.13.2%28.0 more
 All states combined6.60%10.44%17.04%$18,472.01.2%324.0 more
 Utah4.88%8.65%13.53%$151.22.4%3.0 more
 Vermont10.64%4.20%14.84%$31.11.5%0.6 more
 Virginia6.02%7.89%13.91%$482.91.3%8.4 more
 Washington7.69%10.87%18.56%$457.12.4%7.3 more
 West Virginia9.63%4.41%14.04%$82.13.2%1.8 more
 Wisconsin8.11%7.52%15.64%$307.71.7%5.8 more
 Wyoming0.93%1.74%2.67%$47.73.2%0.6 more
Notes: 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:
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
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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