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Today’s Federal Debt is $19,913,901,120,188.15.

The amount is the gross outstanding debt issued by the United States Department of the Treasury since 1790 and reported here.

But, it doesn’t include state and local debt.

And, it doesn’t include so-called “agency debt.”

And, it doesn’t include the so-called unfunded liabilities of entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

Federal Debt per person is about $61,029.


Total US Government Debt in 2017


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At the end of FY 2017 the total government debt in the United States, including federal, state, and local, is expected to be $23.2 trillion.

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Total Federal Government Debt in 2017


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At the end of FY 2017 the gross US federal government debt is estimated to be $20.1 trillion, according to the FY17 Federal Budget. Of this gross amount, debt “Held by the Public: Other” is estimated by usgovernmentspending.com at $12.3 trillion, debt “Held by the Public: Federal Reserve System” (i.e. monetized debt) is estimated by usgovernmentspending.com at $2.46 trillion and debt “Held by Federal Government Accounts” is estimated at $5.39 trillion.

Here is the gross federal debt by year for the last decade:

Federal Debt in trillions
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016 
$8.95$9.99$11.88$13.53$14.76$16.05$16.72$17.79$18.12$19.5 

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Total Federal Agency Debt in 2017


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At the end of FY 2017 the federal agency debt in the United States is “guesstimated” to be $8.62 trillion.

Agency debt is debt issued by federal agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, and is not included in the total gross debt of the federal government.

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Total State Government Debt in 2017


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At the end of FY 2017 the state government debt in the United States is expected to be $1.20 trillion.

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Total Local Government Debt in 2017


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At the end of FY 2017 the local government debt in the United States is expected to be $1.89 trillion.

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Debt Data Sources

Debt data is from official government sources.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

Detailed table of debt data sources here.

Federal debt data begins in 1792.

State and local debt data begins in 1890.

State and local debt data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Gross Federal Debt

Debt: $19,913,901,120,188.15

Data Sources for 2012_2021:

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

Sources for 2021:

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.

The Feds Borrow More Than The "Deficit"

People naturally assume that the annual Deficit is the total that the Federal government borrows each year. Actually this is not so. The Deficit is simply the difference between Federal Outlays and Federal Receipts. Usually, the Feds borrow a lot more than the official Deficit.

Like below, in $ billion:

YearGross
Debt
Debt
Increase
Federal
Deficit
Other
Borrow
2000562924-236259
20057905551318232
20101352916531294359
20111476412351300-64
20121605112871087200
201316719669680-11
2014177951075485590
201518120326438-113
2016195371417587830

We have provided the difference between the Debt increase and the Deficit for each year under "Other Borrowings" on the Spending Details page. To Recap:

Other Borrowings = (Increase in Federal Debt) - (Official Deficit)

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