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Local 2009 Government Spending

There are three levels of governments in the US: federal, state, and local. The following table shows Local spending. State and local government spending includes “direct” spending on programs only.

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Local 2009 Spending by Function

Function -yr 2009 +yr  
  Total Spending$1.6 trillion 
  Pensions$0.0 trillion 
  Health Care$0.1 trillion 
  Education$0.6 trillion 
  Welfare$0.1 trillion 
  Protection$0.2 trillion 
  Transport$0.1 trillion 
Spending: actual

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Data Sources:
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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Spending by Government Level

Government Spending includes federal, state, and local spending. Intergovernmental transfers represent federal grants and transfers spent by states or local governments on programs at the state or local level.

 2008 2009 2010 
 Federal Spending3.03.53.5 
 State Spending1.31.31.5 
 Local Spending1.61.61.7 
 Intergovernmental Transfers-0.5-0.6-0.6 
 Total Spending5.36.05.9 
Spending: actual

You can look at details of the data here. You can look at deficits here and debt here. You can create custom charts here and download data here. You can look at the federal budget here. You can take a course in spending here.

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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.

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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US, State Population Update for 2015

On December 22, 2015 the US Census Bureau released its national and state population estimates for July 1, 2015.  On December 22, 2015 usgovernmentspending.com updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2010-2015 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2015 in file NST-EST2015-01.xlsx.
  • We projected 2016 thru 2020 for US and states assuming population rate change for 2014-15.
  • We updated 2016 thru 2020 for US using data from US Census Bureau 2014 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls.
usgovernmentspending.com uses population data in computing per capita spending and revenue data. You can see per capita spending data in a chart here, and in a table of spending here.

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