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US Real GDP Chart

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Use the controls below to CUSTOMIZE chart or CHANGE the data series

Hover mouse over dropdown controls for help. Remember, you can display a maximum of five data series at once.

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Spending Units: By default, government spending is displayed in billions of dollars. But using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select billions of 2005 dollars, percent of GDP, 2005 dollars per capita, percent of federal spending, or percent of total spending.
Chart Title: You can create a title for your chart. Use the text field to enter a title and click the button to the right of the text field.
US or State: By default, the chart shows overall United States government spending. But you can select spending for individual states by selecting the state dropdown control in the table heading.
State, Local: By default, you can chart state spending or local spending by clicking a radio button in the selection table. But you can chart state-and-local combined by selecting state n local in the state/local dropdown control in the table heading.
View: There are many ways to view the spending data. The default view is functional. There is a census view that conforms with the spending categories used by the US Census Bureau in its Statistical Abstract. There is a COFOG view that categorizes spending using the UN methodology.
Linear/Log: By default, the data series are displayed as linear charts. But you can also select a log chart. Linear charts show constant amount changes as a straight line; Log charts show constant rates of change as a straight line.
Line/Bar: By default, the data series are displayed as line charts. But you can also select a bar chart.
Data Stack: By default, the data series are “stacked” when displayed on the chart. But you can change the setting to “un stack” the data series.
Chart Size: By default, the chart is displayed at medium size. But you can use the dropdown control to change the size.
Color: By default charts are displayed with color data lines and fill. You can change this to grayscale if you want.
US Budget Year: By default, the chart displays budgeted and estimated federal spending in the current US Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at previous budgeted numbers using this dropdown control.

Data Range

Start Year: You can select any start year you want using the dropdown control in the table heading. At the top and bottom of the dropdown only years ending in “0” are shown. Select a start year to get close, then select the start year you want.
End Year: You can select any end year you want using the dropdown control in the table heading. At the top and bottom of the dropdown only years ending in “0” are shown. Select an end year to get close, then select the end year you want.
Category (max 5)Sub-categoryFed Gov. 
Xfer 
State Local Total   
 
Data Series: Select a spending series you want to chart from a dropdown on the left. If you select on the bottom dropdown you will add a data series (up to a maximum of five). The right-hand dropdown allows you to replace a data series with a more narrowly focused series. Click the “X” link to remove a data series from the chart.
 
 All Categories

If you’d like to create your own custom chart of spending data you should use the table above to make your selections.

  • Select the year range: Select the start year and the end year you want by selecting the years you want in the two year dropdown boxes.
  • Select spending items: Just select the spending item you want from the dropdown control. Then click a radio button to select the level of government: federal, state, or local. If you select from the < select > you will add another data series to your chart. Up to 5 data series are allowed at once. Click the “X” link to remove a data series from the chart.
  • Select units: You can select the display in billions of nominal (i.e. inflated) dollars, billions of real (i.e. year 2005) dollars, or as percent of GDP.
  • Choose chart features: You can select the size of the chart, switch from bar chart to line chart, select color or black and white, stacked or not. You can also blow up the chart to fill the screen with the “fullsize” tab control above the chart display.

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Download Tab-delimited Data

Copy and Paste: To copy and paste data into spreadsheet for analysis, just copy the tab-delimited text in the textbox below (click cursor in text box, then press ctrl-A then press ctrl-C) and paste it into your spreadsheet.

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Below is a formatted version of the data displayed in the chart.

US Real GDP Chart
Fiscal Years 1792 to 2014
YearGDP-US
$ per capita 2009
Population-US
million
-
$ per capita 2009
1792MW gdp4.1730
1793MW gdp4.3000
1794MW gdp4.4320
1795MW gdp4.5670
1796MW gdp4.7070
1797MW gdp4.8500
1798MW gdp4.9980
1799MW gdp5.1510
1800MW gdp5.3080
1801MW gdp5.4760
1802MW gdp5.6480
1803MW gdp5.8260
1804MW gdp6.0100
1805MW gdp6.1990
1806MW gdp6.3950
1807MW gdp6.5960
1808MW gdp6.8040
1809MW gdp7.0190
1810MW gdp7.2400
1811MW gdp7.4500
1812MW gdp7.6660
1813MW gdp7.8890
1814MW gdp8.1180
1815MW gdp8.3540
1816MW gdp8.5960
1817MW gdp8.8460
1818MW gdp9.1020
1819MW gdp9.3670
1820MW gdp9.6380
1821MW gdp9.9210
1822MW gdp10.2120
1823MW gdp10.5110
1824MW gdp10.8190
1825MW gdp11.1360
1826MW gdp11.4620
1827MW gdp11.7980
1828MW gdp12.1440
1829MW gdp12.5000
1830MW gdp12.8660
1831MW gdp13.2350
1832MW gdp13.6140
1833MW gdp14.0050
1834MW gdp14.4060
1835MW gdp14.8190
1836MW gdp15.2440
1837MW gdp15.6820
1838MW gdp16.1310
1839MW gdp16.5940
1840MW gdp17.0700
1841MW gdp17.6010
1842MW gdp18.1490
1843MW gdp18.7140
1844MW gdp19.2960
1845MW gdp19.8970
1846MW gdp20.5160
1847MW gdp21.1540
1848MW gdp21.8130
1849MW gdp22.4920
1850MW gdp23.1920
1851MW gdp23.9090
1852MW gdp24.6480
1853MW gdp25.4090
1854MW gdp26.1950
1855MW gdp27.0040
1856MW gdp27.8390
1857MW gdp28.6990
1858MW gdp29.5860
1859MW gdp30.5010
1860MW gdp31.4430
1861MW gdp32.0910
1862MW gdp32.7530
1863MW gdp33.4280
1864MW gdp34.1170
1865MW gdp34.8200
1866MW gdp35.5370
1867MW gdp36.2700
1868MW gdp37.0170
1869MW gdp37.7800
1870MW gdp38.5580
1871MW gdp39.5880
1872MW gdp40.6460
1873MW gdp41.7320
1874MW gdp42.8470
1875MW gdp43.9910
1876MW gdp45.1660
1877MW gdp46.3730
1878MW gdp47.6120
1879MW gdp48.8830
1880MW gdp50.1890
1881MW gdp51.3420
1882MW gdp52.5210
1883MW gdp53.7260
1884MW gdp54.9600
1885MW gdp56.2220
1886MW gdp57.5130
1887MW gdp58.8330
1888MW gdp60.1840
1889MW gdp61.5660
1890MW gdp62.9800
1891MW gdp64.1920
1892MW gdp65.4280
1893MW gdp66.6880
1894MW gdp67.9720
1895MW gdp69.2810
1896MW gdp70.6150
1897MW gdp71.9740
1898MW gdp73.3600
1899MW gdp74.7730
1900MW gdp76.2120
1901MW gdp77.6800
1902MW gdp79.1760
1903MW gdp80.7010
1904MW gdp82.2550
1905MW gdp83.8390
1906MW gdp85.4530
1907MW gdp87.0990
1908MW gdp88.7760
1909MW gdp90.4860
1910MW gdp92.2290
1911MW gdp93.5230
1912MW gdp94.8360
1913MW gdp96.1670
1914MW gdp97.5160
1915MW gdp98.8850
1916MW gdp100.2730
1917MW gdp101.6800
1918MW gdp103.1070
1919MW gdp104.5540
1920MW gdp106.0220
1921MW gdp107.6260
1922MW gdp109.2540
1923MW gdp110.9080
1924MW gdp112.5860
1925MW gdp114.2900
1926MW gdp116.0190
1927MW gdp117.7750
1928MW gdp119.5570
1929MW gdp121.3660
19307,839123.2030
19317,287124.0710
19326,303124.9450
19336,180125.8250
19346,798126.7120
19357,352127.6050
19368,246128.5040
19378,605129.4100
19388,262130.3210
19398,859131.2400
19409,571132.1650
194111,114133.9660
194213,037135.7920
194315,053137.6430
194416,037139.5190
194515,669141.4210
194613,666143.3490
194713,335145.3030
194813,702147.2830
194913,444149.2910
195014,419151.3260
195115,318153.9170
195215,673156.5520
195316,133159.2320
195415,772161.9580
195516,611164.7310
195616,680167.5510
195716,744170.4200
195816,342173.3370
195917,175176.3050
196017,320179.3230
196117,540181.5880
196218,381183.8810
196318,942186.2040
196419,785188.5550
196520,807190.9370
196621,903193.3480
196722,224195.7900
196823,023198.2630
196923,450200.7660
197023,205203.3020
197123,711205.5150
197224,687207.7520
197325,799210.0130
197425,390212.2990
197525,067214.6090
197626,132216.9450
197727,042219.3070
197828,239221.6940
197928,822224.1070
198028,442226.5460
198128,909228.6700
198228,093230.8150
198329,122232.9790
198430,945235.1640
198531,957237.3690
198632,772239.5950
198733,592241.8420
198834,679244.1100
198935,621246.3990
199035,967248.7100
199135,500251.8020
199236,310254.9330
199336,849258.1030
199437,865261.3120
199538,417264.5610
199639,386267.8500
199740,648271.1800
199841,935274.5520
199943,428277.9660
200044,649281.4220
200144,634284.1840
200244,986286.9740
200345,792289.7900
200447,069292.6350
200548,173295.5070
200649,020298.1450
200749,456300.8070
200848,876303.4920
200947,086306.2020
201047,840308.9360
201148,311311.5760
201249,232314.2390
201349,725316.9250
201450,297319.6340

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Data Sources for 1792:
GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: not available

Data Sources for 2014:
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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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.
  Federal data since 1962 comes from the president’s budget.
  All other spending data comes from the US Census Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

Detailed table of spending data sources here.

Federal spending data begins in 1792.

State and local spending data begins in 1890.

State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 1792_2014:

Sources for 1792:

GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: not available

Sources for 2014:

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.

Medicare/Social Security Trustee Reports Released

On July 28, 2014, the Center for Medicare Services released its annual Medicare Trustees Report, which projects Medicare spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the Medicare Outlook here based on data in the 2014 Medicare Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view selected Medicare Trustee forecasts going back to 2005.

On July 28, 2014, the Social Security Administration released its annual OASDI Trustees Report, which projects Social Security spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that Social Security spending will max out at about 6 percent of GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com is publishing for the first time a chart of the Social Security Outlook here based on data in the 2014 OASDI Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view OASDI Trustee forecasts for 2005 and 1997.

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