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State Spending – Debt – GDP – Population

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

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Total Spending
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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2017  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 District of Columbia1.40%12.83%14.23%$133.92.7%0.7 more
 Indiana7.53%7.92%15.45%$362.82.4%6.7 more
 Texas7.13%8.57%15.70%$1,640.53.2%28.3 more
 Georgia7.20%8.74%15.94%$541.32.7%10.4 more
 South Dakota8.35%7.58%15.94%$49.72.4%0.9 more
 Virginia7.69%8.25%15.94%$517.72.3%8.5 more
 North Carolina7.27%8.74%16.01%$546.62.8%10.3 more
 New Hampshire8.36%7.66%16.02%$77.92.1%1.3 more
 Nevada6.97%9.47%16.45%$154.82.8%3.0 more
 Missouri8.39%8.34%16.72%$315.92.3%6.1 more
 Delaware11.07%5.70%16.77%$73.62.5%1.0 more
 Connecticut9.84%7.29%17.13%$277.22.0%3.6 more
 Utah10.00%7.51%17.51%$160.03.0%3.1 more
 Idaho9.80%7.86%17.67%$69.92.5%1.7 more
 Massachusetts10.39%7.48%17.87%$517.82.5%6.8 more
 Illinois8.00%10.12%18.11%$841.32.6%12.8 more
 Nebraska7.07%11.17%18.24%$122.12.5%1.9 more
 Tennessee7.64%10.72%18.36%$342.02.5%6.7 more
 Arizona9.37%9.07%18.44%$311.82.1%7.0 more
 Washington8.94%9.60%18.54%$483.92.8%7.4 more
 Colorado8.57%9.97%18.54%$337.63.1%5.6 more
 Florida7.85%10.71%18.56%$969.52.9%21.0 more
 North Dakota10.74%7.82%18.56%$54.51.1%0.8 more
 All states combined8.90%9.68%18.58%$19,302.82.7%325.4 more
 New Jersey10.50%8.26%18.76%$615.22.4%9.0 more
 Michigan9.78%9.03%18.80%$505.92.3%9.9 more
 Maryland9.61%9.20%18.81%$392.92.3%6.0 more
 Kansas9.08%9.89%18.97%$155.21.9%2.9 more
 Pennsylvania10.03%8.96%18.98%$734.72.4%12.8 more
 Minnesota9.74%9.32%19.06%$360.42.6%5.6 more
 Wisconsin9.94%9.25%19.19%$331.32.4%5.8 more
 Louisiana10.75%8.84%19.60%$251.52.4%4.7 more
 Iowa10.14%9.63%19.78%$184.82.1%3.1 more
 California8.34%11.55%19.89%$2,702.33.3%39.5 more
 Alabama10.36%9.61%19.96%$219.52.4%4.9 more
 Ohio11.08%8.94%20.02%$653.02.4%11.6 more
 Oklahoma11.63%8.43%20.06%$180.42.3%3.9 more
 Rhode Island12.77%7.88%20.65%$61.42.2%1.1 more
 Arkansas13.08%7.71%20.79%$130.52.3%3.0 more
 New York7.71%13.10%20.81%$1,557.62.3%19.7 more
 Oregon11.88%9.14%21.02%$237.13.3%4.2 more
 Kentucky13.55%7.70%21.25%$209.02.2%4.4 more
 Montana13.25%8.63%21.88%$49.13.0%1.1 more
 Hawaii16.57%5.80%22.36%$86.52.4%1.4 more
 West Virginia14.93%8.07%22.99%$76.31.8%1.8 more
 South Carolina12.37%10.79%23.15%$216.42.5%5.0 more
 Maine14.61%8.71%23.31%$60.51.9%1.3 more
 Wyoming10.38%13.13%23.51%$38.52.0%0.6 more
 Vermont16.07%8.62%24.69%$32.41.9%0.6 more
 New Mexico15.32%9.61%24.93%$94.02.1%2.1 more
 Mississippi14.55%12.19%26.74%$113.72.1%3.0 more
 Alaska22.44%11.56%34.00%$51.31.6%0.7 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 2017:

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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The Feds Borrow More Than The "Deficit"

People naturally assume that the annual Deficit is the total that the Federal government borrows each year. Actually this is not so. The Deficit is simply the difference between Federal Outlays and Federal Receipts. Usually, the Feds borrow a lot more than the official Deficit.

Like below, in $ billion:

YearGross
Debt
Debt
Increase
Federal
Deficit
Other
Borrow
2000562924-236259
20057905551318232
20101352916531294359
20111476412351300-64
20121605112871087200
201316719669680-11
2014177951075485590
201518120326438-113
2016195371417587830

We have provided the difference between the Debt increase and the Deficit for each year under "Other Borrowings" on the Spending Details page. To Recap:

Other Borrowings = (Increase in Federal Debt) - (Official Deficit)

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