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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

Total Spending

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia-0.93%10.71%9.78%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 South Dakota7.70%6.49%14.20%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Texas6.44%8.54%14.97%$0.14.0%27.4 more
 Maryland7.77%7.23%15.00%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Kansas7.14%8.22%15.36%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Colorado7.11%8.70%15.81%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Virginia7.98%7.89%15.86%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 New Hampshire8.74%7.49%16.23%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Georgia7.23%9.14%16.37%$0.13.3%10.2 more
 Delaware11.23%5.19%16.42%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 Connecticut9.81%6.97%16.78%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 North Dakota10.33%6.58%16.90%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Massachusetts10.03%6.89%16.92%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Arizona7.88%9.05%16.93%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Nevada7.15%9.80%16.95%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 Indiana8.57%8.40%16.97%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Minnesota7.87%9.18%17.06%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Oklahoma10.17%6.97%17.14%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Idaho9.73%7.54%17.27%$0.14.2%1.7 more
 All states combined8.53%8.79%17.31%$0.12.9%321.2 more
 Iowa8.62%8.86%17.48%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Oregon9.45%8.03%17.48%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Arkansas10.58%7.20%17.78%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 Nebraska7.14%10.87%18.01%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Illinois8.46%9.63%18.09%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Missouri9.47%8.71%18.17%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Hawaii13.75%4.45%18.19%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 North Carolina8.69%9.59%18.27%$0.13.5%10.0 more
 Washington8.89%9.52%18.41%$0.13.6%7.2 more
 Florida7.54%11.06%18.60%$0.13.5%20.2 more
 Wisconsin9.24%9.38%18.61%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Pennsylvania10.00%8.68%18.68%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 New Jersey10.30%8.41%18.71%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 California8.20%10.77%18.96%$0.13.4%39.2 more
 Michigan9.84%9.35%19.19%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Ohio10.39%9.18%19.56%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Tennessee8.86%10.72%19.58%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 New Mexico11.54%8.15%19.69%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 Kentucky11.87%7.82%19.69%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Utah10.95%8.79%19.74%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Louisiana10.25%9.53%19.78%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 South Carolina11.24%8.79%20.04%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 Wyoming9.60%10.68%20.28%$0.15.6%0.6 more
 Rhode Island13.39%7.73%21.12%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 Montana13.07%8.11%21.18%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Maine12.52%8.99%21.51%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Alabama10.88%10.87%21.76%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 West Virginia14.37%8.07%22.44%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 New York9.44%13.02%22.45%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 Vermont14.82%8.78%23.60%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Alaska16.49%8.40%24.89%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Mississippi14.26%12.09%26.35%$0.13.2%3.0 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:

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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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State Finances for FY 2013

On February 3, 2015 the US Census Bureau released data on state finances for FY 2013 here, including spending and revenue for each individual state and for all states combined.

On February 3, 2015 we updated state and local spending and revenue data for FY2013 through FY2020 as follows:
  1. We replaced "guesstimatedstate spending and revenue data for FY2013 using the new FY2013 data from the Census Bureau.
  2. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal spending and revenue data for FY 2013 with estimates for each spending and revenue category using the trends in state finances between FY 2012 and FY 2013.
  3. We replaced "guesstimatedstate revenue data for FY 2014 with data from the Census Bureau's quarterly state tax summary here.
  4. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal revenue data for FY 2014 with estimates for each category using trends for each category of state revenue between FY 2013 and FY 2014.
  5. We replaced "guesstimated" state and local spending and revenue for FY 2014 thru FY2020 with new guesstimates based on the latest Census Bureau data for FY 2013 state finances and FY 2014 quarterly tax data.
We expect the Census Bureau to release local spending and revenue data for FY 2013 not earlier than Summer 2015.

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