Site Map 
compiled by Christopher Chantrill Follow @chrischantrill on Twitter

Compare States Debt

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

  download file  print view
Switch to revenue

Debt
as percent GDP

Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
 Protection
 Transportation
 Debt
 GSP Growth

full screen

Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +4yr
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)
 Alabama4.72%10.68%15.40%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 Alaska11.44%6.76%18.20%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Arizona4.67%12.12%16.79%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Arkansas2.59%6.73%9.33%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 California6.43%11.60%18.03%$0.13.4%39.0 more
 Colorado5.33%12.01%17.35%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Connecticut11.70%4.24%15.94%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Delaware9.88%4.21%14.09%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 District of Columbia-0.00%10.86%10.86%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 Florida5.55%13.87%19.41%$0.13.5%20.0 more
 Georgia2.66%8.18%10.84%$0.13.3%10.1 more
 Hawaii10.41%7.21%17.62%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Idaho5.87%4.64%10.51%$0.14.2%1.6 more
 Illinois9.51%11.94%21.45%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Indiana6.11%8.45%14.56%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Iowa4.75%7.23%11.98%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Kansas5.12%14.77%19.89%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Kentucky8.07%14.83%22.90%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana7.73%8.49%16.22%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Maine9.83%5.08%14.91%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Maryland7.47%5.94%13.41%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Massachusetts16.93%4.50%21.42%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Michigan6.56%9.44%16.00%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Minnesota4.53%11.82%16.35%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Mississippi6.68%7.32%14.00%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Missouri7.47%8.60%16.07%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Montana10.15%4.13%14.28%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska2.16%9.08%11.24%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Nevada2.82%16.11%18.93%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 New Hampshire12.55%4.41%16.97%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey12.09%7.53%19.62%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 New Mexico7.57%8.22%15.79%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 New York10.65%15.89%26.53%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 North Carolina4.00%6.88%10.88%$0.13.5%10.1 more
 North Dakota4.05%4.74%8.79%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Ohio5.67%8.60%14.27%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Oklahoma5.81%5.08%10.89%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Oregon6.77%9.71%16.48%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania6.83%11.96%18.79%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island15.61%4.76%20.37%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina8.02%13.66%21.68%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 South Dakota8.11%5.23%13.34%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.93%12.04%13.97%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Texas2.34%15.71%18.05%$0.14.0%27.2 more
 All states combined6.74%10.74%17.48%$0.13.3%322.4 more
 Utah5.96%11.26%17.22%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Vermont11.70%4.42%16.12%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Virginia6.01%8.56%14.58%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Washington6.81%10.85%17.66%$0.13.6%7.1 more
 West Virginia10.04%4.99%15.03%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Wisconsin8.37%8.57%16.94%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.25%1.81%4.06%$0.15.6%0.6 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1 actual

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

Download Data

 

Click button to download CSV file of state data.
 

Site Search

Win Cash for Bugs

File a valid bug report and get a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate.

Next Data Update

> State Finances FY13

> data update schedule.

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

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

Federal Deficit Announced for FY14

On October 13, 2014, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement for September that the federal deficit for FY14 ending September 30 was $483 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 15 federal budget published in February 2014:

Federal Finances
FY14 Outcomes
Budget
billions
Outcome
billions
Receipts $3,002$3,021
Outlays$3,651$3,504
Deficit$649$483

usfederalbudget.us now shows the new numbers for total FY14 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2014 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for usgovernmentspending.com to estimate outlays by "subfunction" for FY2014 by factoring budgeted amounts by the difference between budgeted and actual "function" amounts where actual outlays by subfunction cannot be gleaned from the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Final detailed FY2014 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015

Spend links

us numbersus budgetcustom chartdeficit/gdpspend/gdpdebt/gdpus gdpus real gdpstate gdpbreakdownfederalstatelocal200920102011californiatexas

Masthead

usgovernmentspending.com was designed and executed by:

Christopher Chantrill.

Email here.


presented by Christopher Chantrill
Data Sources  •  Contact