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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 2017  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP
State State &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 Alabama19.96%14.00%$219.542.4%4.9 more
 Alaska34.00%15.38%$51.261.6%0.7 more
 Arizona18.44%15.59%$311.812.1%7.0 more
 Arkansas20.79%15.83%$130.492.3%3.0 more
 California19.89%17.18%$2,702.333.3%39.5 more
 Colorado18.54%16.92%$337.613.1%5.6 more
 Connecticut17.13%17.52%$277.152.0%3.6 more
 Delaware16.77%9.71%$73.552.5%1.0 more
 District of Columbia14.23%13.13%$133.862.7%0.7 more
 Florida18.56%18.65%$969.472.9%21.0 more
 Georgia15.94%11.64%$541.282.7%10.4 more
 Hawaii22.36%16.70%$86.492.4%1.4 more
 Idaho17.67%9.83%$69.862.5%1.7 more
 Illinois18.11%18.45%$841.342.6%12.8 more
 Indiana15.45%13.49%$362.792.4%6.7 more
 Iowa19.78%11.38%$184.762.1%3.1 more
 Kansas18.97%16.50%$155.191.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky21.25%18.50%$208.952.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana19.60%16.32%$251.532.4%4.7 more
 Maine23.31%14.44%$60.541.9%1.3 more
 Maryland18.81%13.65%$392.892.3%6.0 more
 Massachusetts17.87%17.03%$517.752.5%6.8 more
 Michigan18.80%15.79%$505.872.3%9.9 more
 Minnesota19.06%14.33%$360.352.6%5.6 more
 Mississippi26.74%12.71%$113.732.1%3.0 more
 Missouri16.72%15.73%$315.872.3%6.1 more
 Montana21.88%11.52%$49.123.0%1.1 more
 Nebraska18.24%13.31%$122.112.5%1.9 more
 Nevada16.45%16.82%$154.772.8%3.0 more
 New Hampshire16.02%12.48%$77.852.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey18.76%16.85%$615.232.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico24.93%15.11%$94.002.1%2.1 more
 New York20.81%22.71%$1,557.582.3%19.7 more
 North Carolina16.01%8.94%$546.582.8%10.3 more
 North Dakota18.56%11.17%$54.511.1%0.8 more
 Ohio20.02%14.54%$652.972.4%11.6 more
 Oklahoma20.06%9.88%$180.362.3%3.9 more
 Oregon21.02%16.02%$237.053.3%4.2 more
 Pennsylvania18.98%17.17%$734.722.4%12.8 more
 Rhode Island20.65%19.40%$61.412.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina23.15%21.31%$216.402.5%5.0 more
 South Dakota15.94%10.96%$49.702.4%0.9 more
 Tennessee18.36%9.24%$341.992.5%6.7 more
 Texas15.70%16.62%$1,640.543.2%28.3 more
 All states combined18.58%16.03%$19,302.801.9%325.4 more
 Utah17.51%13.89%$160.023.0%3.1 more
 Vermont24.69%14.56%$32.411.9%0.6 more
 Virginia15.94%12.98%$517.732.3%8.5 more
 Washington18.54%18.83%$483.922.8%7.4 more
 West Virginia22.99%17.02%$76.281.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin19.19%12.53%$331.342.4%5.8 more
 Wyoming23.51%5.26%$38.502.0%0.6 more
Notes: guesstimated1 estimated

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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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
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