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State Debt Ranking Percent GDP

Compare state and local spending 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 2015  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Wyoming20.55%5.04%$0.15.2%0.6 more
 Idaho17.50%8.65%$0.13.7%1.7 more
 North Dakota17.12%8.96%$0.16.1%0.8 more
 Oklahoma17.36%9.70%$0.13.8%3.9 more
 North Carolina18.51%10.29%$0.13.1%10.0 more
 District of Columbia9.91%10.89%$0.12.1%0.7 more
 Georgia16.58%11.43%$0.12.9%10.2 more
 Iowa17.71%12.29%$0.13.3%3.1 more
 Delaware16.64%12.63%$0.12.8%0.9 more
 Montana21.46%12.64%$0.13.3%1.0 more
 Nebraska18.24%12.77%$0.13.3%1.9 more
 Arkansas18.01%12.81%$0.13.1%3.0 more
 South Dakota14.38%13.13%$0.13.4%0.9 more
 Maryland15.19%13.47%$0.12.3%6.0 more
 Maine21.79%13.51%$0.12.6%1.3 more
 Tennessee19.83%14.13%$0.12.5%6.6 more
 West Virginia22.74%14.17%$0.14.1%1.8 more
 New Hampshire16.44%14.66%$0.12.6%1.3 more
 Oregon17.71%14.75%$0.13.2%4.0 more
 Indiana17.19%14.77%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Vermont23.91%14.84%$0.12.9%0.6 more
 Mississippi26.70%15.02%$0.12.8%3.0 more
 Utah20.00%15.03%$0.13.6%3.0 more
 Ohio19.82%15.10%$0.12.9%11.6 more
 Minnesota17.28%15.44%$0.13.2%5.5 more
 Virginia16.07%15.55%$0.12.3%8.4 more
 Wisconsin18.86%15.59%$0.12.8%5.8 more
 New Mexico19.94%15.70%$0.12.8%2.1 more
 Arizona17.15%15.78%$0.12.6%6.8 more
 Missouri18.41%15.92%$0.12.5%6.1 more
 Alabama22.04%15.99%$0.12.5%4.9 more
 Texas15.17%16.57%$0.13.6%27.4 more
 Michigan19.44%16.74%$0.13.0%9.9 more
 Connecticut17.00%16.84%$0.12.6%3.6 more
 All states combined17.31%17.05%$0.12.1%321.2 more
 Florida18.84%17.18%$0.13.0%20.2 more
 Hawaii18.43%17.45%$0.12.9%1.4 more
 Alaska25.21%17.71%$0.11.4%0.7 more
 Colorado16.01%17.81%$0.13.6%5.4 more
 Kansas15.56%17.83%$0.12.9%2.9 more
 California19.21%17.98%$0.13.0%39.2 more
 Louisiana20.04%18.27%$0.12.7%4.7 more
 Massachusetts17.14%18.92%$0.12.8%6.8 more
 Illinois18.33%19.10%$0.12.6%12.9 more
 New Jersey18.95%19.21%$0.12.6%9.0 more
 Nevada17.17%19.33%$0.12.6%2.9 more
 Washington18.65%20.32%$0.13.2%7.2 more
 South Carolina20.30%20.45%$0.12.7%4.9 more
 Pennsylvania18.92%20.77%$0.12.5%12.8 more
 Kentucky19.95%21.88%$0.12.8%4.4 more
 Rhode Island21.40%22.29%$0.12.7%1.1 more
 New York22.75%25.90%$0.12.5%19.8 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1

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
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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