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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 2015 Dollars)
2016 $9,781
2015 $9,406
2014 $8,958
2013 $8,830
2012 $8,885
2011 $9,111
2010 $9,199
2009 $9,335
2008 $9,098
2007 $8,795
2006 $8,332
2005 $8,588
2004 $8,569
2003 N/A
2002 $8,255
2001 N/A
2000 $7,591
1999 $7,575
1998 $7,385
1997 $7,107
1996 $6,925

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 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 2016, Washington ranked 15th 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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Last modified: October 30, 2018
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