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Create and customize charts of government revenue.
Use the controls below to CUSTOMIZE chart or CHANGE the data seriesHover mouse over dropdown controls for help. Remember, you can display a maximum of five data series at once.
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.
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-category||Fed||Gov. |
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.
|* If you add data series at same government level, this item will be shown as Remaining Revenue.|
If youd like to create your own custom chart of revenue data you should use the table above to make your selections.
Click button to download CSV file of dataset in chart
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.
Below is a formatted version of the data displayed in the chart.
$ trillion nominal
|Total Direct Revenue -statelocal|
$ trillion nominal
Data Sources for 2017:
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Revenue data is from official government sources.
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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> US, State Pop FY14
Sources for 2000:
Sources for 2017:
State GDP Information
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
FY 2016 Outcomes