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State Debt Ranking Percent GDP

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

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2016  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

StateState
Debt
Local
Debt
State and
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 New York9.35%14.59%23.94%$1,487.80.6%19.8 more
 South Carolina7.68%14.30%21.98%$206.10.9%5.0 more
 Kentucky7.36%13.13%20.49%$200.10.4%4.4 more
 Illinois8.72%11.66%20.38%$802.31.1%12.8 more
 Rhode Island15.69%4.50%20.18%$58.70.4%1.1 more
 Pennsylvania6.94%12.26%19.20%$705.40.8%12.8 more
 Washington7.78%11.29%19.08%$460.61.5%7.3 more
 Minnesota5.35%13.43%18.79%$344.21.2%5.5 more
 New Jersey11.82%6.87%18.69%$587.30.8%9.0 more
 Hawaii10.72%7.76%18.48%$82.50.8%1.4 more
 Colorado5.62%12.72%18.34%$323.51.9%5.6 more
 Arizona5.16%13.15%18.31%$298.60.3%6.9 more
 California6.85%11.44%18.29%$2,564.82.2%39.5 more
 Massachusetts14.65%3.64%18.29%$493.70.9%6.8 more
 West Virginia12.28%5.89%18.16%$74.1-0.2%1.8 more
 Connecticut13.14%4.55%17.70%$265.60.1%3.6 more
 Michigan6.99%10.58%17.57%$482.60.6%9.9 more
 Texas2.72%14.83%17.54%$1,592.82.0%28.0 more
 Oregon6.91%10.37%17.28%$224.92.2%4.1 more
 Nevada2.28%14.99%17.27%$147.11.4%2.9 more
 Kansas4.54%12.65%17.19%$149.8-0.1%2.9 more
 Alaska11.15%5.98%17.13%$50.9-0.5%0.7 more
 Louisiana8.06%8.86%16.92%$244.20.8%4.7 more
 All states combined6.39%10.22%16.62%$18,472.01.2%324.0 more
 Arkansas4.92%10.86%15.78%$125.60.6%3.0 more
 New Mexico6.94%8.72%15.65%$91.70.2%2.1 more
 Maine9.93%5.51%15.44%$58.10.0%1.3 more
 Missouri6.22%8.46%14.69%$302.20.5%6.1 more
 Alabama4.16%10.38%14.54%$210.10.7%4.9 more
 Florida3.75%10.75%14.50%$920.51.6%20.6 more
 Vermont10.47%3.81%14.28%$31.1-0.1%0.6 more
 Nebraska1.73%12.37%14.10%$117.01.0%1.9 more
 Utah5.07%8.93%14.00%$152.51.7%3.0 more
 Ohio5.58%8.31%13.89%$625.30.8%11.6 more
 Maryland7.23%6.41%13.64%$375.40.6%6.0 more
 Virginia5.55%7.40%12.95%$494.80.6%8.4 more
 Mississippi6.51%6.43%12.94%$109.40.2%3.0 more
 Wisconsin6.63%6.20%12.83%$316.20.9%5.8 more
 New Hampshire9.82%2.99%12.81%$74.60.3%1.3 more
 District of Columbia1.44%11.37%12.80%$127.31.3%0.7 more
 Indiana5.52%6.57%12.09%$346.80.8%6.6 more
 Georgia2.66%8.49%11.16%$515.01.3%10.3 more
 South Dakota6.23%4.47%10.70%$47.70.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.80%8.62%10.42%$325.81.0%6.7 more
 Montana6.77%3.33%10.10%$47.11.8%1.0 more
 Delaware6.76%3.09%9.86%$70.31.0%1.0 more
 North Dakota3.73%5.78%9.52%$53.7-1.4%0.8 more
 Oklahoma4.71%4.63%9.34%$177.20.6%3.9 more
 Iowa3.10%5.86%8.97%$177.70.2%3.1 more
 Idaho5.36%3.28%8.64%$67.00.9%1.7 more
 North Carolina3.12%5.32%8.43%$519.61.4%10.1 more
 Wyoming2.12%2.09%4.21%$37.90.0%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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State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
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