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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 2017  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Debt
Local
Debt
State and
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 Alabama4.01%9.99%14.00%$219.542.4%4.9 more
 Alaska10.42%4.96%15.38%$51.261.6%0.7 more
 Arizona4.81%10.78%15.59%$311.812.1%7.0 more
 Arkansas4.97%10.86%15.83%$130.492.3%3.0 more
 California6.74%10.44%17.18%$2,702.333.3%39.5 more
 Colorado5.56%11.36%16.92%$337.613.1%5.6 more
 Connecticut12.99%4.53%17.52%$277.152.0%3.6 more
 Delaware6.36%3.35%9.71%$73.552.5%1.0 more
 District of Columbia1.87%11.26%13.13%$133.862.7%0.7 more
 Florida3.56%15.09%18.65%$969.472.9%21.0 more
 Georgia2.60%9.03%11.64%$541.282.7%10.4 more
 Hawaii10.22%6.49%16.70%$86.492.4%1.4 more
 Idaho5.17%4.66%9.83%$69.862.5%1.7 more
 Illinois8.65%9.81%18.45%$841.342.6%12.8 more
 Indiana5.15%8.34%13.49%$362.792.4%6.7 more
 Iowa3.68%7.70%11.38%$184.762.1%3.1 more
 Kansas4.30%12.20%16.50%$155.191.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky7.13%11.37%18.50%$208.952.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana7.93%8.39%16.32%$251.532.4%4.7 more
 Maine9.62%4.83%14.44%$60.541.9%1.3 more
 Maryland7.10%6.56%13.65%$392.892.3%6.0 more
 Massachusetts14.03%2.99%17.03%$517.752.5%6.8 more
 Michigan6.93%8.86%15.79%$505.872.3%9.9 more
 Minnesota5.44%8.88%14.33%$360.352.6%5.6 more
 Mississippi6.34%6.37%12.71%$113.732.1%3.0 more
 Missouri6.01%9.72%15.73%$315.872.3%6.1 more
 Montana6.59%4.93%11.52%$49.123.0%1.1 more
 Nebraska1.71%11.60%13.31%$122.112.5%1.9 more
 Nevada2.26%14.56%16.82%$154.772.8%3.0 more
 New Hampshire9.10%3.38%12.48%$77.852.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey11.68%5.16%16.85%$615.232.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico6.49%8.62%15.11%$94.002.1%2.1 more
 New York9.09%13.61%22.71%$1,557.582.3%19.7 more
 North Carolina2.91%6.03%8.94%$546.582.8%10.3 more
 North Dakota3.65%7.52%11.17%$54.511.1%0.8 more
 Ohio5.48%9.06%14.54%$652.972.4%11.6 more
 Oklahoma4.37%5.51%9.88%$180.362.3%3.9 more
 Oregon6.81%9.22%16.02%$237.053.3%4.2 more
 Pennsylvania6.79%10.38%17.17%$734.722.4%12.8 more
 Rhode Island15.12%4.28%19.40%$61.412.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina7.57%13.74%21.31%$216.402.5%5.0 more
 South Dakota5.83%5.14%10.96%$49.702.4%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.72%7.52%9.24%$341.992.5%6.7 more
 Texas2.65%13.97%16.62%$1,640.543.2%28.3 more
 All states combined6.23%9.81%16.03%$19,302.801.9%325.4 more
 Utah5.00%8.90%13.89%$160.023.0%3.1 more
 Vermont10.13%4.43%14.56%$32.411.9%0.6 more
 Virginia5.37%7.61%12.98%$517.732.3%8.5 more
 Washington7.86%10.97%18.83%$483.922.8%7.4 more
 West Virginia12.33%4.68%17.02%$76.281.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin6.38%6.15%12.53%$331.342.4%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.26%3.00%5.26%$38.502.0%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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Data Sources for 2017:

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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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Federal Revenue by State for 2015

On April 7, 2017, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from "SOI Tax Stats - Gross Collections, by Type of Tax and State, Fiscal Year - IRS Data Book Table 5" of the IRS Data Book for 2015.  The data can be viewed on the Federal Revenue by State page here.

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