Site Map  enter code:

State Growth And Debt Rank

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

  download file  print view
GSP Growth
as percent of GSP
Switch to Bubble Chart | Switch to revenue


full screen

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 Dakota15.29%9.48%$52.221.7%0.7 more
 North Carolina19.15%11.56%$439.3-0.3%9.7 more
 Ohio20.72%14.92%$544.61.9%11.6 more
 Oklahoma17.97%10.83%$173.94.5%3.8 more
 Oregon20.29%17.54%$197.0-3.0%3.9 more
 New York22.98%26.18%$1,299.82.9%19.6 more
 New Mexico23.32%18.22%$90.50.3%2.1 more
 Nebraska19.60%14.79%$102.20.4%1.9 more
 Montana22.25%13.65%$42.11.1%1.0 more
 Nevada18.31%22.95%$125.2-0.2%2.8 more
 New Hampshire17.23%16.34%$66.00.9%1.3 more
 New Jersey19.64%19.85%$518.41.8%8.9 more
 Pennsylvania20.70%20.67%$626.31.1%12.8 more
 Rhode Island22.21%23.18%$51.51.0%1.1 more
 Washington19.24%19.51%$390.22.6%6.9 more
 Virginia16.06%14.69%$444.50.7%8.2 more
 West Virginia23.27%15.40%$70.9-1.5%1.9 more
 Wisconsin20.40%15.91%$273.91.4%5.7 more
 Wyoming21.90%6.01%$39.9-4.4%0.6 more
 Vermont24.67%16.30%$28.1-0.0%0.6 more
 Utah19.84%15.29%$129.00.8%2.9 more
 South Carolina23.66%23.36%$175.40.2%4.7 more
 South Dakota16.02%13.54%$43.3-0.9%0.8 more
 Tennessee19.87%13.20%$280.83.4%6.5 more
 Texas15.18%18.80%$1,440.85.4%26.1 more
 Missouri19.32%17.43%$265.20.7%6.0 more
 Mississippi27.19%14.29%$102.13.1%3.0 more
 Delaware17.27%13.55%$60.8-1.0%0.9 more
 Connecticut17.29%17.97%$238.30.2%3.6 more
 District of Columbia12.59%10.57%$109.8-0.0%0.6 more
 Florida20.60%19.22%$764.61.8%19.3 more
 Georgia18.00%12.83%$435.01.4%9.9 more
 Colorado17.91%18.50%$277.62.4%5.2 more
 California21.06%19.80%$2,121.62.4%38.0 more
 Alabama22.26%15.65%$187.31.0%4.8 more
 Alaska23.80%15.42%$61.65.5%0.7 more
 Arizona19.23%18.59%$266.12.1%6.5 more
 Arkansas21.79%12.52%$111.50.1%3.0 more
 Hawaii20.49%19.45%$72.11.3%1.4 more
 Idaho19.42%10.67%$58.50.4%1.6 more
 Maryland18.64%13.93%$331.40.4%5.9 more
 Maine23.79%16.41%$52.6-0.1%1.3 more
 Massachusetts18.38%22.19%$432.32.3%6.7 more
 Michigan21.24%18.43%$417.31.6%9.9 more
 Minnesota19.20%16.41%$294.71.3%5.4 more
 Louisiana19.76%16.14%$243.30.6%4.6 more
 Kentucky22.21%23.89%$178.21.1%4.4 more
 Illinois18.07%20.52%$712.62.3%12.9 more
 Indiana17.49%16.65%$299.90.2%6.5 more
 Iowa19.99%11.42%$159.13.7%3.1 more
 Kansas18.76%18.89%$141.60.6%2.9 more
 All states combined19.48%18.25%$16,155.32.2%314.0 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

Download Data

 

Click button to download CSV file of state data.
 

Site Search

Win Cash for Bugs

File a valid bug report and get a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate.

Next Data Update

> State Finances FY13

> data update schedule.

Data Sources for 2012:

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

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

US, State Population Update for 2016

On December 19, 2016 the US Census Bureau released its US national and state population estimates for July 1, 2016.  On December 26, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2010-2016 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2016 in file nst-est2016-01.xlsx.
  • We projected 2017 thru 2021 for US and the states assuming population rate change for 2015-16.
  • We updated 2017 thru 2021 for US only using data from US Census Bureau 2014 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls.
usgovernmentspending.com uses population data in computing per capita spending and revenue data. You can see per capita spending data in a chart here, and in a table of spending here.

You can check the data update schedule here.

Spend links

us numbersus budgetcustom chartdeficit/gdpspend/gdpdebt/gdpus gdpus real gdpstate gdpbreakdownfederalstatelocal201520162017californiatexas

Masthead

usgovernmentspending.com was designed and executed by:

Christopher Chantrill.

Email here.


presented by Christopher Chantrill

Data Sources  •   •  Contact