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State Growth And Debt Rank

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

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2012  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 North Dakota16.21%0.00%$0.119.5%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.71%0.00%$0.10.1%9.7 more
 Ohio20.80%0.00%$0.11.6%11.6 more
 Oklahoma18.44%0.00%$0.13.5%3.8 more
 Oregon19.64%0.00%$0.1-0.2%3.9 more
 New York23.27%0.00%$0.13.1%19.6 more
 New Mexico23.91%0.00%$0.10.6%2.1 more
 Nebraska19.49%0.00%$0.11.0%1.9 more
 Montana22.36%0.00%$0.12.0%1.0 more
 Nevada18.26%0.00%$0.1-0.2%2.8 more
 New Hampshire17.14%0.00%$0.11.4%1.3 more
 New Jersey19.46%0.00%$0.12.5%8.9 more
 Pennsylvania20.86%0.00%$0.10.7%12.8 more
 Rhode Island22.26%0.00%$0.10.8%1.1 more
 Washington19.22%0.00%$0.12.7%6.9 more
 Virginia15.98%0.00%$0.10.7%8.2 more
 West Virginia23.99%0.00%$0.1-3.4%1.9 more
 Wisconsin20.44%0.00%$0.11.1%5.7 more
 Wyoming21.38%0.00%$0.1-5.0%0.6 more
 Vermont24.46%0.00%$0.10.4%0.6 more
 Utah20.01%0.00%$0.10.7%2.9 more
 South Carolina23.56%0.00%$0.10.4%4.7 more
 South Dakota16.05%0.00%$0.1-0.9%0.8 more
 Tennessee19.88%0.00%$0.13.5%6.5 more
 Texas15.13%0.00%$0.16.2%26.1 more
 Missouri19.02%0.00%$0.10.9%6.0 more
 Mississippi26.84%0.00%$0.13.4%3.0 more
 Delaware17.76%0.00%$0.1-3.0%0.9 more
 Connecticut17.30%0.00%$0.10.3%3.6 more
 District of Columbia12.57%0.00%$0.10.0%0.6 more
 Florida20.55%0.00%$0.11.7%19.4 more
 Georgia17.87%0.00%$0.10.9%9.9 more
 Colorado17.74%0.00%$0.12.1%5.2 more
 California20.98%0.00%$0.12.5%38.1 more
 Alabama22.36%0.00%$0.10.6%4.8 more
 Alaska25.34%0.00%$0.13.3%0.7 more
 Arizona19.10%0.00%$0.12.0%6.6 more
 Arkansas21.28%0.00%$0.10.8%2.9 more
 Hawaii20.24%0.00%$0.11.5%1.4 more
 Idaho19.61%0.00%$0.1-0.0%1.6 more
 Maryland18.68%0.00%$0.10.4%5.9 more
 Maine23.54%0.00%$0.1-0.1%1.3 more
 Massachusetts18.30%0.00%$0.11.7%6.7 more
 Michigan21.32%0.00%$0.11.6%9.9 more
 Minnesota19.19%0.00%$0.11.2%5.4 more
 Louisiana19.18%0.00%$0.11.9%4.6 more
 Kentucky22.17%0.00%$0.11.0%4.4 more
 Illinois18.20%0.00%$0.11.8%12.9 more
 Indiana17.44%0.00%$0.10.5%6.5 more
 Iowa19.91%0.00%$0.13.4%3.1 more
 Kansas18.91%0.00%$0.10.4%2.9 more
 All states combined19.47%0.00%$0.12.3%314.1 more
Notes: estimated actual

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 2012:

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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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On February 9, 2016, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from the historical tables in the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017. Actual revenue for FY 2015 and estimated revenue through FY 2021 come from Historical Tables 2.1, 2.4, and 2.5. Actual spending for FY 2015 and estimated spending at the subfunction level through FY 2021 comes from Table 3.2. Budget Authority estimates come from Table 5.1, federal debt estimates come from Table 7.1 and GDP estimates come from Table 10.1. Intergovernmental transfers come from Table 12.3.

Here is how headline budget estimates for the upcoming FY 2017 fiscal year have changed since the release of the FY 2016 budget a year ago in 2015.

FY 2017 Federal Budget Changes Since 2015
$ billionEstimate in
FY16 Budget
Estimate in
FY17 Budget
Change
Federal Outlays$4,217.8$4,147.2-$70.6
Federal Receipts$3,755.0$3,643.7-$111.3
Federal Deficit$462.8$503.5+$40.7

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Account level spending estimates through FY 2021 come from the Outlays table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 9, 2016.

Account level budget authority estimates through FY 2021 come from the Budget Authority table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 9, 2016.

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