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Federal Debt Clock

Today’s Federal Debt is $19,941,807,383,847.05.

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 $61,115.


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 $23,244.553 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 $19.5 trillion, according to the FY17 Federal Budget. Of this gross amount, debt “Held by the Public: Other” is estimated by usgovernmentspending.com at $11.7 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 $5.40 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 $0.000 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 $1,201.626 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 $1.86 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: $19,941,807,383,847.05

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.

US, State Population Update for 2016

On December 19, 2016 the US Census Bureau released its US national and state population estimates for July 1, 2016.  On December 26, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2010-2016 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2016 in file nst-est2016-01.xlsx.
  • We projected 2017 thru 2021 for US and the states assuming population rate change for 2015-16.
  • We updated 2017 thru 2021 for US only using data from US Census Bureau 2014 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls.
usgovernmentspending.com uses population data in computing per capita spending and revenue data. You can see per capita spending data in a chart here, and in a table of spending here.

You can check the data update schedule here.

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