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Compare state and local revenues for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Comparison of State and Local Government Revenue and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
State &
 North Dakota19.93%10.30%$0.14.5%0.8 more
 North Carolina15.74%10.51%$0.11.5%10.0 more
 Ohio15.51%15.15%$0.11.9%11.6 more
 Oklahoma14.77%10.24%$0.12.3%3.9 more
 Oregon15.88%15.60%$0.12.8%4.0 more
 New York17.98%24.70%$0.12.2%19.8 more
 New Mexico15.86%16.30%$0.11.3%2.1 more
 Nebraska16.38%13.41%$0.11.1%1.9 more
 Montana18.09%13.25%$0.11.7%1.0 more
 Nevada14.93%19.94%$0.11.3%2.9 more
 New Hampshire13.06%14.29%$0.12.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey15.50%19.76%$0.10.9%9.0 more
 Pennsylvania14.60%20.80%$0.11.7%12.8 more
 Rhode Island17.83%22.41%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 Washington14.70%20.20%$0.12.5%7.2 more
 Virginia13.37%15.67%$0.10.7%8.4 more
 West Virginia16.59%14.56%$0.13.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin16.39%15.74%$0.11.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming17.31%5.59%$0.13.8%0.6 more
 Vermont19.88%15.50%$0.11.0%0.6 more
 Utah14.11%15.72%$0.12.5%3.0 more
 South Carolina17.39%20.35%$0.12.0%4.9 more
 South Dakota12.44%14.43%$0.11.0%0.9 more
 Tennessee15.35%13.93%$0.11.7%6.6 more
 Texas11.81%16.00%$0.13.8%27.4 more
 Missouri14.40%16.01%$0.11.2%6.1 more
 Mississippi20.28%15.92%$0.10.0%3.0 more
 Delaware15.20%13.13%$0.11.3%0.9 more
 Connecticut16.47%17.21%$0.11.0%3.6 more
 District of Columbia8.27%10.91%$0.11.6%0.7 more
 Florida16.27%16.99%$0.12.3%20.2 more
 Georgia13.48%11.30%$0.12.0%10.2 more
 Colorado14.65%17.87%$0.13.5%5.4 more
 California18.66%17.74%$0.12.3%39.2 more
 Alabama17.62%16.04%$0.11.1%4.9 more
 Alaska16.63%18.89%$0.1-0.1%0.7 more
 Arizona15.47%16.02%$0.11.5%6.8 more
 Arkansas15.79%13.84%$0.11.1%3.0 more
 Hawaii17.60%17.73%$0.11.1%1.4 more
 Idaho15.76%8.99%$0.12.2%1.7 more
 Maryland15.02%13.60%$0.11.2%6.0 more
 Maine15.84%13.80%$0.10.8%1.3 more
 Massachusetts8.24%18.99%$0.12.0%6.8 more
 Michigan16.05%16.70%$0.11.8%9.9 more
 Minnesota18.56%16.08%$0.11.5%5.5 more
 Louisiana19.47%18.88%$0.11.8%4.7 more
 Kentucky15.34%22.13%$0.11.2%4.4 more
 Illinois14.45%19.06%$0.11.4%12.9 more
 Indiana13.19%15.42%$0.10.9%6.6 more
 Iowa15.17%12.78%$0.10.9%3.1 more
 Kansas15.32%18.22%$0.11.7%2.9 more
 All states combined15.61%17.05%$0.12.1%321.2 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1

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 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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Data Sources for 2015:

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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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Gross State Product Update for 2014

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its Gross State Product (GSP) data for 2014 on June 10, 2015. has updated its individual state GSPs for 2014 and projected nominal and real GSP through 2020 for each state using the projected national GDP numbers from Table 10.1 in the Historical Tables for the Federal FY2016 Budget and the historical GDP data series from the BEA as a baseline.

As before we have projected individual state GSPs out to 2020 by applying a factor to reflect each state's deviation from the national growth rate. (E.g. In 2014 the national real GDP expanded by 2.4 percent. But North Dakota grew by 6.3 percent, a deviation of nearly 4 percent. The deviation is reduced by 40 percent for each year after 2014, making the assumption that each state will slowly revert to the national norm.) displays individual state data going back to 1957, but BEA has nominal GSP data going back to only 1963, and real GSP data going back to 1987.  Also the 1987-1997 real GSP data is in 1997 dollars, not 2009 dollars like the 1997-present data, and the pre-1997 data is based on a different model than post 1997 data.  For the pre-1997 data we have factored it to remove any "bumps" over the 1997 transition.

Because needs GSP data to provide e.g., spending as a percent of GDP, we have extended the two BEA GSP data series back to 1957.  We have assumed that the rate of change of GSP prior to 1963 is the same as the national GDP and we have assumed that the rate of change of real GSP prior to 1987 is the same as the nation real GDP growth rate.

Click here to view a complete list of US states and their 2014 GSP growth rates.

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