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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.
 
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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.

Download Data

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Download Data File

 

Click button to download CSV file of dataset in chart.
 

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.

GDP Per Capita
Fiscal Years 1900 to 2012
YearGDP-US
$ per capita 2009
Population-US
million
-
$ per capita 2009
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
201042,205308.9360
201142,217311.5760
201242,867314.2390

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Data Sources for 1900:
GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: Hist. Stats of US, Colonial Times to 1970 and 1789 - 1945

Data Sources for 2012:
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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Next Data Update

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> data update schedule.

Data Sources for 1900_2012:

Sources for 1900:

GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: Hist. Stats of US, Colonial Times to 1970 and 1789 - 1945

Sources for 2012:

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.

CBO Long-term Outlook 2014

On July 15, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook, which projects federal spending and revenue out into the 2080s.  As before, the CBO study shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the CBO Long Term Budget Outlook here.  You can download the data and also view CBO Long Term Budget Outlooks going back to 1999.

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