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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

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama4.01%1.97%5.98%$208.81.5%4.9 more
 Alaska3.27%1.27%4.54%$58.30.9%0.7 more
 Arizona3.37%0.27%3.63%$300.11.8%6.9 more
 Arkansas4.69%0.25%4.94%$127.01.6%3.0 more
 California3.04%1.26%4.30%$2,464.52.3%39.5 more
 Colorado2.23%1.02%3.25%$332.93.0%5.6 more
 Connecticut3.46%0.06%3.51%$264.91.5%3.6 more
 Delaware3.54%0.34%3.88%$66.11.7%1.0 more
 District of Columbia0.14%3.13%3.27%$121.91.8%0.7 more
 Florida3.08%0.90%3.98%$899.22.3%20.6 more
 Georgia2.75%1.31%4.06%$507.62.1%10.3 more
 Hawaii4.20%0.18%4.38%$81.41.6%1.4 more
 Idaho3.75%1.03%4.78%$68.32.2%1.7 more
 Illinois2.98%0.29%3.27%$784.01.7%12.8 more
 Indiana4.30%2.85%7.14%$331.81.5%6.6 more
 Iowa3.76%1.40%5.16%$178.31.5%3.1 more
 Kansas3.22%1.52%4.74%$155.11.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky3.78%0.42%4.20%$197.91.6%4.4 more
 Louisiana3.98%1.80%5.78%$261.92.0%4.7 more
 Maine5.44%0.22%5.67%$58.31.4%1.3 more
 Maryland2.71%0.25%2.96%$365.81.6%6.0 more
 Massachusetts3.49%0.34%3.83%$489.12.1%6.8 more
 Michigan3.17%1.02%4.19%$478.82.0%9.9 more
 Minnesota2.64%1.27%3.91%$332.31.8%5.5 more
 Mississippi6.63%2.42%9.04%$108.10.9%3.0 more
 Missouri3.64%1.13%4.76%$298.71.6%6.1 more
 Montana3.26%0.49%3.75%$46.51.9%1.0 more
 Nebraska2.34%0.64%2.98%$117.51.6%1.9 more
 Nevada2.01%0.67%2.69%$139.21.7%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.66%0.05%1.72%$76.12.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey2.75%0.13%2.88%$573.31.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico5.44%0.23%5.66%$97.21.7%2.1 more
 New York4.74%1.08%5.82%$1,500.72.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina3.01%2.66%5.67%$510.21.8%10.1 more
 North Dakota1.86%0.08%1.94%$60.83.6%0.8 more
 Ohio3.71%0.66%4.36%$617.12.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma3.64%0.57%4.21%$194.92.3%3.9 more
 Oregon3.33%0.46%3.78%$231.72.6%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania3.78%0.57%4.35%$700.71.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island4.43%0.35%4.78%$57.91.7%1.1 more
 South Carolina4.05%2.69%6.74%$202.72.1%5.0 more
 South Dakota1.97%0.23%2.20%$48.11.5%0.9 more
 Tennessee2.98%1.01%3.99%$318.01.9%6.7 more
 Texas2.11%0.66%2.77%$1,780.13.2%28.0 more
 All states combined3.23%0.88%4.11%$18,472.01.2%324.0 more
 Utah2.98%0.36%3.35%$151.22.4%3.0 more
 Vermont6.24%0.03%6.27%$31.11.5%0.6 more
 Virginia3.05%0.39%3.44%$482.91.3%8.4 more
 Washington2.53%0.98%3.51%$457.12.4%7.3 more
 West Virginia4.99%1.10%6.09%$82.13.2%1.8 more
 Wisconsin3.62%0.63%4.25%$307.71.7%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.03%2.72%4.75%$47.73.2%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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Data Sources for 2016:

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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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