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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
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Gross Public Debt

State State
Debt
Local
Debt
State and
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama4.75%11.24%15.99%$0.12.5%4.9 more
 Alaska10.97%6.74%17.71%$0.11.4%0.7 more
 Arizona4.36%11.42%15.78%$0.12.6%6.8 more
 Arkansas3.33%9.48%12.81%$0.13.1%3.0 more
 California6.55%11.43%17.98%$0.13.0%39.2 more
 Colorado5.39%12.42%17.81%$0.13.6%5.4 more
 Connecticut12.63%4.21%16.84%$0.12.6%3.6 more
 Delaware8.71%3.92%12.63%$0.12.8%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.49%10.40%10.89%$0.12.1%0.7 more
 Florida4.54%12.64%17.18%$0.13.0%20.2 more
 Georgia2.77%8.66%11.43%$0.12.9%10.2 more
 Hawaii10.38%7.08%17.45%$0.12.9%1.4 more
 Idaho4.92%3.73%8.65%$0.13.7%1.7 more
 Illinois8.40%10.70%19.10%$0.12.6%12.9 more
 Indiana6.84%7.93%14.77%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Iowa4.24%8.04%12.29%$0.13.3%3.1 more
 Kansas4.50%13.33%17.83%$0.12.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky7.74%14.14%21.88%$0.12.8%4.4 more
 Louisiana8.86%9.40%18.27%$0.12.7%4.7 more
 Maine8.82%4.70%13.51%$0.12.6%1.3 more
 Maryland7.43%6.04%13.47%$0.12.3%6.0 more
 Massachusetts15.41%3.51%18.92%$0.12.8%6.8 more
 Michigan6.59%10.16%16.74%$0.13.0%9.9 more
 Minnesota4.27%11.17%15.44%$0.13.2%5.5 more
 Mississippi7.34%7.67%15.02%$0.12.8%3.0 more
 Missouri7.08%8.83%15.92%$0.12.5%6.1 more
 Montana8.81%3.83%12.64%$0.13.3%1.0 more
 Nebraska1.51%11.26%12.77%$0.13.3%1.9 more
 Nevada2.62%16.71%19.33%$0.12.6%2.9 more
 New Hampshire10.68%3.98%14.66%$0.12.6%1.3 more
 New Jersey12.00%7.21%19.21%$0.12.6%9.0 more
 New Mexico7.09%8.61%15.70%$0.12.8%2.1 more
 New York10.30%15.60%25.90%$0.12.5%19.8 more
 North Carolina3.75%6.54%10.29%$0.13.1%10.0 more
 North Dakota3.83%5.13%8.96%$0.16.1%0.8 more
 Ohio6.23%8.87%15.10%$0.12.9%11.6 more
 Oklahoma5.16%4.54%9.70%$0.13.8%3.9 more
 Oregon5.86%8.89%14.75%$0.13.2%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania7.24%13.53%20.77%$0.12.5%12.8 more
 Rhode Island17.09%5.20%22.29%$0.12.7%1.1 more
 South Carolina7.56%12.89%20.45%$0.12.7%4.9 more
 South Dakota7.74%5.39%13.13%$0.13.4%0.9 more
 Tennessee2.26%11.88%14.13%$0.12.5%6.6 more
 Texas3.62%12.95%16.57%$0.13.6%27.4 more
 All states combined6.41%10.64%17.05%$0.12.1%321.2 more
 Utah4.82%10.21%15.03%$0.13.6%3.0 more
 Vermont10.80%4.04%14.84%$0.12.9%0.6 more
 Virginia6.46%9.09%15.55%$0.12.3%8.4 more
 Washington7.33%12.99%20.32%$0.13.2%7.2 more
 West Virginia9.40%4.78%14.17%$0.14.1%1.8 more
 Wisconsin8.03%7.56%15.59%$0.12.8%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.66%2.39%5.04%$0.15.2%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:
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: 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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On April 28, 2015, usgovernmentspending.com updated its Gross Output series with the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, including nominal Gross Output for calendar 2014 of $31.001 trillion. Gross Output for some years previous to 2014 have been revised by BEA.

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