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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 2018 Dollars)
2018 $10,513
2017 $10,341
2016 $10,168
2015 $9,825
2014 $9,300
2013 $9,168
2012 $9,209
2011 $9,390
2010 $9,552
2009 $9,749
2008 $9,386
2007 $8,068
2006 $8,607
2005 $8,839
2004 $8,837
2003 N/A
2002 $8,555
2001 N/A
2000 $7,836
1999 $7,847
1998 $7,688

Inflation-Adjusted to 2018 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 2018, Washington ranked 12th 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
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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