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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 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-0.94%10.85%9.91%$0.12.1%0.7 more
 South Dakota7.80%6.58%14.38%$0.13.4%0.9 more
 Texas6.52%8.65%15.17%$0.13.6%27.4 more
 Maryland7.87%7.33%15.19%$0.12.3%6.0 more
 Kansas7.23%8.33%15.56%$0.12.9%2.9 more
 Colorado7.21%8.81%16.01%$0.13.6%5.4 more
 Virginia8.08%7.99%16.07%$0.12.3%8.4 more
 New Hampshire8.85%7.59%16.44%$0.12.6%1.3 more
 Georgia7.33%9.26%16.58%$0.12.9%10.2 more
 Delaware11.38%5.26%16.64%$0.12.8%0.9 more
 Connecticut9.94%7.06%17.00%$0.12.6%3.6 more
 North Dakota10.46%6.66%17.12%$0.16.1%0.8 more
 Massachusetts10.16%6.98%17.14%$0.12.8%6.8 more
 Arizona7.98%9.17%17.15%$0.12.6%6.8 more
 Nevada7.24%9.93%17.17%$0.12.6%2.9 more
 Indiana8.69%8.51%17.19%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Minnesota7.98%9.30%17.28%$0.13.2%5.5 more
 All states combined8.53%8.79%17.31%$0.12.1%321.2 more
 Oklahoma10.30%7.07%17.36%$0.13.8%3.9 more
 Idaho9.86%7.64%17.50%$0.13.7%1.7 more
 Iowa8.73%8.97%17.71%$0.13.3%3.1 more
 Oregon9.57%8.14%17.71%$0.13.2%4.0 more
 Arkansas10.71%7.30%18.01%$0.13.1%3.0 more
 Nebraska7.24%11.01%18.24%$0.13.3%1.9 more
 Illinois8.57%9.76%18.33%$0.12.6%12.9 more
 Missouri9.59%8.82%18.41%$0.12.5%6.1 more
 Hawaii13.92%4.51%18.43%$0.12.9%1.4 more
 North Carolina8.80%9.71%18.51%$0.13.1%10.0 more
 Washington9.00%9.64%18.65%$0.13.2%7.2 more
 Florida7.64%11.21%18.84%$0.13.0%20.2 more
 Wisconsin9.36%9.50%18.86%$0.12.8%5.8 more
 Pennsylvania10.13%8.79%18.92%$0.12.5%12.8 more
 New Jersey10.43%8.52%18.95%$0.12.6%9.0 more
 California8.31%10.91%19.21%$0.13.0%39.2 more
 Michigan9.97%9.47%19.44%$0.13.0%9.9 more
 Ohio10.52%9.30%19.82%$0.12.9%11.6 more
 Tennessee8.97%10.86%19.83%$0.12.5%6.6 more
 New Mexico11.69%8.25%19.94%$0.12.8%2.1 more
 Kentucky12.02%7.93%19.95%$0.12.8%4.4 more
 Utah11.10%8.90%20.00%$0.13.6%3.0 more
 Louisiana10.38%9.66%20.04%$0.12.7%4.7 more
 South Carolina11.39%8.91%20.30%$0.12.7%4.9 more
 Wyoming9.72%10.82%20.55%$0.15.2%0.6 more
 Rhode Island13.56%7.84%21.40%$0.12.7%1.1 more
 Montana13.24%8.22%21.46%$0.13.3%1.0 more
 Maine12.68%9.11%21.79%$0.12.6%1.3 more
 Alabama11.03%11.01%22.04%$0.12.5%4.9 more
 West Virginia14.56%8.18%22.74%$0.14.1%1.8 more
 New York9.56%13.19%22.75%$0.12.5%19.8 more
 Vermont15.01%8.89%23.91%$0.12.9%0.6 more
 Alaska16.71%8.51%25.21%$0.11.4%0.7 more
 Mississippi14.45%12.25%26.70%$0.12.8%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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US GDP for 2014 Updated

On April 8, 2015, usgovernmentspending.com updated its GDP series with the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, including nominal GDP for calendar 2014 of $17.419 trillion and real GDP  for calendar 2014 of $16.086 trillion in 2009 dollars. GDP for some years previous to 2014 have been revised by BEA.

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