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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)
2019 $10,859
2018 $10,702
2017 $10,511
2016 $10,311
2015 $9,908
2014 $9,437
2013 $9,303
2012 $9,360
2011 $9,594
2010 $9,694
2009 $9,830
2008 $9,568
2007 $8,250
2006 $8,768
2005 $9,004
2004 $9,021
2003 N/A
2002 $8,708
2001 N/A
2000 $8,014
1999 $7,998

Inflation-Adjusted to 2019 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 2019, 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
Thursday, September 2, 2021
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