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State & local government expenditures per capita

Washington state & local government expenditures per capita

Fiscal Year Expenditures Per Capita
(Inflation-Adjusted to 2017 Dollars)
2017 $10,125
2016 $9,930
2015 $9,544
2014 $9,085
2013 $8,954
2012 $9,010
2011 $9,240
2010 $9,329
2009 $9,467
2008 $9,227
2007 $8,919
2006 $8,449
2005 $8,709
2004 $8,690
2003 N/A
2002 $8,371
2001 N/A
2000 $7,698
1999 $7,682
1998 $7,489
1997 $7,208

Inflation-Adjusted to 2017 Dollars

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  • Washington state and local government direct general expenditures per capita have generally been higher than the average for the U.S.
  • In fiscal year 2017, Washington ranked 13th among the states in per capita state and local government expenditures.
  • Periods where Washington's per capita government expenditures are not above average tend to be those in which elevated economic activity in Washington has resulted in high in-migration and fast population growth.

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E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Monday, February 3, 2020
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