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US Total Government Spending Breakdown
in $2009 per capita

Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.



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Per Capita Total Government Spending
in the United States
Federal, State, and Local
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2017   +1yr +4yr


 Government Pensions   $4,047 / person   
 Government Health Care   + $4,577 / person   
 Government Education   + $3,208 / person   
 National Defense   + $2,617 / person   
 Government Welfare   + $1,453 / person   
 All Other Spending   + $5,130 / person   
 Total Government Spending   $21,107 / person   
 Federal Deficit   + $1,542 / person   
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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.

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

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Federal spending data begins in 1792.

State and local spending data begins in 1890.

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

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Data Sources for 2017:

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On September 25, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com updated FY2016 state revenue with quarterly tax data released by the US Census Bureau on September 20, 2016.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2016 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

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