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Government Spending in the US

There are three levels of governments in the US: federal, state, and local. The following table shows current spending for federal, state and local governments, and also total overall spending. Federal spending includes grants and transfers to state and local governments. State and local government spending includes “direct” spending on programs only.
 

 1961 1962 1963 
 Federal Spending104.9106.8111.3 
 State Spending24.625.527.7 
 Local Spending42.445.147.0 
 Intergovernmental Spending-7.1-7.9-8.7 
 Total Spending164.8169.5177.4 
Spending: actual interpolated

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.

Total 1962 Government Spending

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Total 1962 Spending by Function

Function -yr 1962 +yr  
  Total Spending$169.5 billion 
  Pensions$13.3 billion 
  Health Care$5.5 billion 
  Education$22.8 billion 
  Defense$63.6 billion 
  Welfare$13.2 billion 
Spending: interpolated actual

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or click: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

Data Sources:
GDP: Fed. Budget: Hist. Table 10.1
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



Deficit / Debt

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For deficit as %GDP from 1950-2015 click here.

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GDP / Spending

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For Real GDP from 1950-2015 click here.

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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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Federal Revenue by State for 2013

On April 6, 2014, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from "SOI Tax Stats - Gross Collections, by Type of Tax and State, Fiscal Year - IRS Data Book Table 5" of the IRS Data Book for 2013.  The data can be viewed on the Federal Revenue by State page here.

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