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Government Spending Chart Wizard

Follow the simple steps below to make your own chart of government spending. You can select up to five spending functions to compare on a single chart.

If you want to chart taxes, go here.

Step One: Select the state and the years you want to chart.

US or individual state:

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.

Data units:

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.

Start Year: End Year:

Note: First year of available data for individual states is 1992.

If you want to chart data for a single year, go to the Numbers page.
If you want a pie chart, go to the Pie Chart page.

Step Two: Select the data you want to chart.

(Up to five allowed)

  (Click on dropdown to select the spending function you want)

 

 

 

 

Step Three: Select the chart characteristics.

Bar chart or line chart:

Line/Bar: By default, the data series are displayed as line charts. But you can also select a bar chart.

Stacked chart (or not):

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:

Chart Size: By default, the chart is displayed at medium size. But you can use the dropdown control to change the size.
small = 300x200, thin = 350x230, medium = 390x250, large = 550x300

Color or black-and-white:

Color: By default charts are displayed with color data lines and fill. You can change this to grayscale if you want.

Step Four: Display your chart.

Click button:

Don’t worry. You can add functions or change things later.

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Next Data Update

> State Finances FY13

> data update schedule.

Data Sources for 1999_2019:

Sources for 1999:

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

Sources for 2019:

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.

State FY14 Tax Update

On September 27, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated FY2014 state revenue with quarterly tax data from the US Census Bureau.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2014 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

The following table shows "guesstimated" US state and local total revenue before and after the change.

Revenue
$ billion
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Before2,6682,7162,809-
After2,4152,5892,6752,714

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