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Create and customize charts of government revenue.

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Use the controls below to CUSTOMIZE chart or CHANGE the data series

Hover mouse over dropdown controls for help. Remember, you can display a maximum of five data series at once.

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Revenue Units: By default, government revenue is displayed in billions of dollars. But using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select $ bln 2005, pct GDP and more.
Chart Title: You can create a title for your chart. Use the text field to enter a title and click the button to the right of the text field.
US or State: By default, the chart shows overall United States government revenue. But you can select revenue for individual states by selecting the state dropdown control in the table heading.
State, Local: By default, you can chart state revenue or local revenue by clicking a radio button in the selection table. But you can chart state-and-local combined by selecting state n local in the state/local dropdown control in the table heading.
View: There are many ways to view the revenue data. The default view is functional. There is a census view that conforms with the revenue categories used by the US Census Bureau in its Statistical Abstract. There is a COFOG view that categorizes revenue using the UN methodology.
Linear/Log: By default, the data series are displayed as linear charts. But you can also select a log chart. Linear charts show constant amount changes as a straight line; Log charts show constant rates of change as a straight line.
Line/Bar: By default, the data series are displayed as line charts. But you can also select a bar chart.
Data Stack: By default, the data series are “stacked” when displayed on the chart. But you can change the setting to “un stack” the data series.
Chart Size: By default, the chart is displayed at medium size. But you can use the dropdown control to change the size.
Color: By default charts are displayed with color data lines and fill. You can change this to grayscale if you want.
US Budget Year: By default, the chart displays budgeted and estimated federal revenue in the current US Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at previous budgeted numbers using this dropdown control.

Data Range

Start Year: You can select any start year you want using the dropdown control in the table heading. At the top and bottom of the dropdown only years ending in “0” are shown. Select a start year to get close, then select the start year you want.
End Year: You can select any end year you want using the dropdown control in the table heading. At the top and bottom of the dropdown only years ending in “0” are shown. Select an end year to get close, then select the end year you want.
Category (max 5)Sub-categoryFed Gov. 
Xfer 
State Local Total   
 
Data Series: Select a revenue series you want to chart from a dropdown on the left. If you select on the bottom dropdown you will add a data series (up to a maximum of five). The right-hand dropdown allows you to replace a data series with a more narrowly focused series. Click the “X” link to remove a data series from the chart.
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* If you add data series at same government level, this item will be shown as Remaining Revenue.

If you’d like to create your own custom chart of revenue data you should use the table above to make your selections.

  • Select the year range: Select the start year and the end year you want by selecting the years you want in the two year dropdown boxes.
  • Select revenue items: Just select the revenue item you want from the dropdown control. Then click a radio button to select the level of government: federal, state, or local. If you select from the < select > you will add another data series to your chart. Up to 5 data series are allowed at once. Click the “X” link to remove a data series from the chart.
  • Select units: You can select the display in billions of nominal (i.e. inflated) dollars, billions of real (i.e. year 2005) dollars, or as percent of GDP.
  • Choose chart features: You can select the size of the chart, switch from bar chart to line chart, select color or black and white, stacked or not. You can also blow up the chart to fill the screen with the “fullsize” tab control above the chart display.

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Download Tab-delimited Data

Copy and Paste: To copy and paste data into spreadsheet for analysis, just copy the tab-delimited text in the textbox below (click cursor in text box, then press ctrl-A then press ctrl-C) and paste it into your spreadsheet.

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Below is a formatted version of the data displayed in the chart.

Total Direct Revenue
Fiscal Years 1950 to 2017
YearGDP-US
$ billion 2009
Population-US
million
Total Direct Revenue -total
$ billion 2009
19502184151.326455.40a
19512360153.917526.06i
19522456.1156.552631.99a
19532571.4159.232660.82a
19542556.9161.958667.64a
19552739164.731642.28a
19562797.4167.551701.95a
19572856.3170.420734.23a
19582835.3173.337729.61a
19593031176.305735.82a
19603108.7179.323834.22a
19613188.1181.588859.07a
19623383.1183.881901.77a
19633530.4186.204952.56a
19643734188.5551002.19a
19653976.7190.9371035.03a
19664238.9193.3481119.97a
19674355.2195.7901213.19a
19684569198.2631228.29a
19694712.5200.7661385.62a
19704722203.3021409.07a
19714877.6205.5151367.52a
19725134.3207.7521464.47a
19735424.1210.0131553.76a
19745396212.2991600.23a
19755385.4214.6091574.11a
19765675.4216.9451653.86a
19775937219.3071795.13a
19786267.2221.6941865.79a
19796466.2224.1071956.68a
19806450.4226.5461996.08a
19816617.7228.6702093.31a
19826491.3230.8152089.48a
19836792232.9792061.10a
19847285235.1642202.25a
19857593.8237.3692353.92a
19867860.5239.5952464.73a
19878132.6241.8422641.53a
19888474.5244.1102704.29a
19898786.4246.3992830.25i
19908955248.7102886.94a
19918948.4251.8022872.28a
19929266.6254.9332972.53a
19939521258.1033081.74a
19949905.4261.3123218.18a
199510174.8264.5613373.34a
199610561267.8503561.64a
199711034.9271.1803780.71a
199811525.9274.5524042.12a
199912065.9277.9664185.26a
200012559.7282.1624488.57a
200112682.2284.9694212.06i
200212908.8287.6253879.62a
200313271.1290.1083985.62i
200413773.5292.8054366.21a
200514234.2295.5174613.23a
200614613.8298.3804952.91a
200714873.7301.2315312.09a
200814830.4304.0944702.87a
200914418.7306.7723665.64a
201014783.8309.3474661.98a
201115020.6311.7224933.15a
201213470.5314.1124245.96b
201313873.8316.4984830.91e
201414339.4318.8575029.22g
201514926.8321.2345138.94g
201615536.9323.6295279.55g
201716138.7326.0425446.85g

Legend:
a - actual reported
i - interpolated between actual reported values
b - budgeted estimate in US FY13 budget
e - estimated by usgovernmentspending.com
g - 'guesstimated' projection by usgovernmentspending.com

Data Sources for 1950:
GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970

Data Sources for 2017:
GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported revenue forward to future years

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Revenue Data Sources

Revenue data is from official government sources.
  Federal data since 1962 comes from the president’s budget.
  All other revenue data comes from the US Census Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

Detailed table of revenue data sources here.

Federal revenue data begins in 1792.

State and local revenue data begins in 1890.

State and local revenue data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 1950_2017:

Sources for 1950:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970

Sources for 2017:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported revenue forward to future years

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

US GDP for 2014 Updated

On April 8, 2015, usgovernmentspending.com updated its GDP series with the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, including nominal GDP for calendar 2014 of $17.419 trillion and real GDP  for calendar 2014 of $16.086 trillion in 2009 dollars. GDP for some years previous to 2014 have been revised by BEA.

Usgovernmentspending.com uses the BEA GDP data series from 1929 to the present and measuringworth.com as its GDP source from 1790 to 1928..

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