Total State Expenditures

10/10/2016

Stack of dollar billsThis chart compares each state’s total expenditure, as collected by The United States Bureau of the Census’ 2013 Annual Survey of State Government Finances. The data represents fiscal years that ended between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

It is important to note that total state expenditure is not the same as the state’s general fund budget, or operating budget. Total state expenditure comprises all amounts of money (including federal grants and reimbursements) paid out by a government during its fiscal year, excluding payment of debt, purchases in investment securities, loans, correcting transactions, and agency or private trust transactions. It includes spending on current operation, capital outlay, grants and subsidies, interest on debt and payments to other governments. Expenditure categories include  education, public welfare, hospitals, health, highways, police protection, correction, parks and recreation, natural resources and government administration.

Per capita expenditure is calculated using 2013 esimated population data from the U.S. Census. However, direct comparison between individual state  governments may be misleading as some states directly administer activities that other states’  local governments administer, and this chart only reflects state spending.

New England | Middle Atlantic | Great Lakes | Plains | Southeast | Southwest | Rocky Mountain | Far West 

2013 State Expenditure by Region

Region/ State

2013 Total State Expenditure (in Millions)

2013 State Population Estimate

Estimated Expenditure per Capita

New England

 

 

 

  Connecticut

$29,303

3,597,168

$8,146

  Maine

$8,950

1,328,778

$6,736

  Massachusetts

$56,773

6,708,810

$8,462

  New Hampshire

$7,420

1,322,660

$5,610

  Rhode Island

$8,189

1,052,856

$7,778

  Vermont

$6,018

627,129

$9,597

Middle Atlantic

 

 

 

  Delaware

$8,648

925,353

$9,346

  Maryland

$39,557

5,936,040

$6,664

  New Jersey

$67,363

8,907,384

$7,563

  New York

$184,040

19,691,032

$9,346

  Pennsylvania

$87,533

12,783,536

$6,847

Great Lakes

 

 

 

  Illinois

$75,325

12,889,580

$5,844

  Indiana

$36,794

6,570,518

$5,600

  Michigan

$62,945

9,900,506

$6,358

  Ohio

$76,292

11,572,232

$6,593

  Wisconsin

$37,525

5,743,653

$6,533

Plains

 

 

 

  Iowa

$20,518

3,092,224

$6,635

  Kansas

$16,437

2,894,630

$5,678

  Minnesota

$39,943

5,420,541

$7,369

  Missouri

$30,451

6,043,708

$5,039

  Nebraska

$9,881

1,869,300

$5,286

  North Dakota

$6,410

723,626

$8,858

  South Dakota

$4,477

845,270

$5,296

Southeast

 

 

 

  Alabama

$28,204

4,830,533

$5,839

  Arkansas

$19,522

2,957,957

$6,600

  Florida

$80,436

19,594,467

$4,105

  Georgia

$45,484

9,991,562

$4,552

  Kentucky

$28,888

4,398,500

$6,568

  Louisiana

$32,038

4,627,491

$6,923

  Mississippi

$20,102

2,990,976

$6,721

  North Carolina

$53,626

9,845,432

$5,447

  South Carolina

$28,246

4,768,498

$5,923

  Tennessee

$30,586

6,496,130

$4,708

  Virginia

$47,614

8,267,875

$5,759

  West Virginia

$13,234

1,852,985

$7,142

Southwest

 

 

 

  Arizona

$31,968

6,630,799

$4,821

  New Mexico

$17,200

2,086,890

$8,242

  Oklahoma

$22,920

3,853,405

$5,948

  Texas

$124,930

26,500,674

$4,714

Rocky Mountain

 

 

 

  Colorado

$28,744

5,271,132

$5,453

  Idaho

$8,531

1,612,785

$5,290

  Montana

$7,075

1,014,402

$6,975

  Utah

$16,823

2,903,685

$5,794

  Wyoming

$5,835

583,131

$10,006

Far West

 

 

 

  Alaska

$12,215

737,442

$16,563

  California

$283,572

38,414,128

$7,382

  Hawaii

$11,478

1,408,765

$8,147

  Nevada

$13,274

2,790,366

$4,757

  Oregon

$26,850

3,928,030

$6,836

  Washington

$45,726

6,973,281

$6,557

 

Total Per Capita Expenditure
STATE FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2008 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2013

United States Avg.

$3,860

$4,163

$4,464

$4,683

$5,720

$6,295

$6,438

$6,345

Alabama

$3,569

$3,741

$4,016

$4,101

$5,276

$5,795

$5,842

$5,839

Alaska

$10,544

$11,155

$11,548

$12,533

$14,715

$15,486

$15,639

$16,563

Arizona

$3,180

$3,230

$3,421

$3,514

$4,913

$5,165

$5,083

$4,821

Arkansas

$3,587

$3,932

$4,265

$4,430

$5,447

$6,175

$6,419

$6,600

California

$4,422

$4,927

$5,285

$5,765

$6,739

$6,906

$7,497

$7,382

Colorado

$3,239

$3,540

$3,852

$3,890

$4,611

$5,500

$5,553

$5,453

Connecticut

$4,910

$5,298

$5,816

$5,942

$6,626

$7,682

$7,846

$8,146

Delaware

$5,371

$5,410

$5,762

$5,939

$8,092

$8,716

$8,739

$9,346

Florida

$2,829

$3,070

$3,108

$3,313

$4,185

$4,352

$4,435

$4,105

Georgia

$3,031

$3,314

$3,671

$3,749

$4,331

$4,592

$4,561

$4,552

Hawaii

$5,449

$5,536

$6,029

$6,094

$8,034

$8,240

$8,327

$8,147

Idaho

$3,472

$3,748

$3,897

$3,961

$5,030

$5,431

$5,514

$5,290

Illinois

$3,316

$3,608

$3,904

$4,055

$4,972

$5,866

$5,805

$5,844

Indiana

$3,337

$3,523

$3,606

$3,724

$4,749

$5,471

$5,411

$5,600

Iowa

$3,914

$4,185

$4,334

$4,449

$5,489

$6,273

$6,507

$6,635

Kansas

$3,394

$3,774

$3,904

$4,020

$5,331

$5,813

$5,813

$5,678

Kentucky

$3,880

$4,261

$4,505

$4,642

$5,982

$6,705

$6,726

$6,568

Louisiana

$3,704

$3,671

$4,019

$4,157

$7,653

$7,415

$7,297

$6,923

Maine

$4,273

$4,469

$4,827

$5,123

$6,141

$6,794

$6,849

$6,736

Maryland

$3,657

$3,987

$4,285

$4,462

$5,986

$6,493

$6,451

$6,664

Massachusetts

$4,643

$5,067

$5,122

$5,095

$7,179

$7,912

$7,954

$8,462

Michigan

$4,302

$4,651

$4,882

$5,060

$5,696

$6,467

$6,390

$6,358

Minnesota

$4,742

$4,937

$5,312

$5,707

$6,534

$7,146

$7,198

$7,369

Mississippi

$3,857

$4,101

$4,443

$4,684

$6,324

$6,748

$6,770

$6,721

Missouri

$3,091

$3,351

$3,669

$3,771

$4,535

$5,140

$5,100

$5,039

Montana

$4,122

$4,473

$4,687

$4,833

$6,286

$7,128

$7,122

$6,975

Nebraska

$3,374

$3,553

$3,787

$3,929

$4,710

$5,191

$5,079

$5,286

Nevada

$3,027

$3,216

$3,418

$3,486

$4,087

$4,790

$4,854

$4,757

New Hampshire

$3,532

$3,504

$3,780

$4,093

$5,017

$5,853

$5,796

$5,610

New Jersey

$4,134

$4,425

$4,895

$5,201

$6,720

$7,709

$7,597

$7,563

New Mexico

$4,783

$5,010

$5,436

$5,680

$8,008

$8,739

$8,595

$8,242

New York

$5,108

$5,586

$6,224

$6,635

$8,130

$9,018

$9,436

$9,346

North Carolina

$3,679

$3,854

$3,985

$4,080

$4,934

$5,473

$5,501

$5,447

North Dakota

$4,448

$4,549

$4,764

$4,931

$6,275

$7,633

$8,055

$8,858

Ohio

$3,931

$4,204

$4,687

$4,930

$5,911

$6,645

$6,863

$6,593

Oklahoma

$3,080

$3,881

$4,222

$4,314

$5,320

$6,035

$5,913

$5,948

Oregon

$4,612

$4,699

$5,118

$5,052

$5,940

$7,042

$7,067

$6,836

Pennsylvania

$3,883

$4,185

$4,475

$4,642

$5,816

$6,872

$7,124

$6,847

Rhode Island

$4,435

$4,964

$5,394

$5,554

$7,105

$7,801

$7,872

$7,778

South Carolina

$4,047

$4,451

$4,873

$5,071

$6,092

$6,278

$6,281

$5,923

South Dakota

$3,183

$3,549

$3,647

$3,788

$4,628

$5,440

$5,462

$5,296

Tennessee

$2,962

$3,198

$3,458

$3,597

$4,221

$4,676

$4,819

$4,708

Texas

$2,898

$3,027

$3,224

$3,456

$4,193

$4,767

$4,916

$4,714

Utah

$3,848

$4,060

$4,356

$4,359

$5,367

$5,886

$5,928

$5,794

Vermont

$5,286

$5,499

$5,691

$6,234

$8,122

$9,183

$9,342

$9,597

Virginia

$3,435

$3,722

$3,855

$3,955

$5,105

$5,411

$5,620

$5,759

Washington

$4,395

$4,643

$5,007

$5,317

$6,048

$6,876

$6,742

$6,557

West Virginia

$4,177

$4,742

$5,213

$5,524

$5,739

$6,661

$7,008

$7,142

Wisconsin

$4,257

$4,598

$4,917

$5,053

$5,788

$6,786

$6,892

$6,533

Wyoming

$5,167

$5,355

$5,908

$6,503

$9,306

$10,214

$10,000

$10,006

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau: State Government Finances, FY 2000- FY 2013; U.S. Census Bureau:  Population Estimates, Historical Data, 2000-2013.