State Budget Solutions' Fourth Annual State Debt Study

State  Debt

Per Capita
Rankings

State

Total Population
State Debt
(6) Gross
Per Capita
State
State
Product
Debt(7)
as a Percentage o

Figures in thousands except per capita and per private sector worker.
Alabama
4,822.00 $14,173 ########
37%
Alaska
731.4 $40,714 ########
57%
Arizona
6,553.30
$9,321 ########
23%
Arkansas
2,949.10 $12,785 ########
34%
California
38,041.40 $20,449 ########
39%
Colorado
5,187.60 $16,748 ########
32%
Connecticut
3,590.30 $31,298 ########
49%
Delaware
917.1 $17,437 ########
24%
Florida
19,317.60 $10,243 ########
25%
Georgia
9,919.90 $11,612 ########
27%
Hawaii
1,392.30 $33,111 ########
64%
Idaho
1,595.70
$9,459 ########
26%
Illinois
12,875.30 $24,959 ########
46%
Indiana
6,537.30
$7,094 ########
16%
Iowa
3,074.20 $12,290 ########
25%
Kansas
2,885.90 $13,523 ########
28%
Kentucky
4,380.40 $19,689 ########
50%
Louisiana
4,601.90 $18,097 ########
34%
Maine
1,329.20 $12,577 ########
31%
Maryland
5,884.60 $16,010 ########
30%
Massachusetts
6,646.10 $19,493 ########
32%
Michigan
9,883.40 $14,435 ########
36%
Minnesota
5,379.10 $15,965 ########
29%
Mississippi
2,984.90 $18,321 ########
54%
Missouri
6,022.00 $12,702 ########
30%
Montana
1,005.10 $15,689 ########
39%
Nebraska
1,855.50
$7,081 ########
13%
Nevada
2,758.90 $19,152 ########
40%
New Hampshire
1,320.70 $13,951 ########
28%

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Total

8,864.60
2,085.50
19,570.30
9,752.10
699.6
11,544.20
3,814.80
3,899.40
12,763.50
1,050.30
4,723.70
833.4
6,456.20
26,059.20
2,855.30
626
8,185.90
6,897.00
1,855.40
5,726.40
576.4
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$24,134
$24,041
$19,799
$11,032
$13,241
$27,836
$11,574
$22,229
$14,487
$17,960
$15,053
$9,249
$6,358
$13,083
$12,513
$12,566
$11,158
$12,988
$13,459
$7,863
$17,265
$16,178

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42%
62%
32%
24%
20%
63%
27%
44%
31%
37%
40%
18%
15%
24%
27%
29%
20%
24%
36%
17%
26%
33%

1. Total State Debt is equal to the sum of outstanding unemployment trust fund loans,
2. Eucalitto, Cory, “Promises Made, Promises Broken - The Betrayal of Pensioners an
3. See each state’s respective fiscal year 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Repo
4. Hitchcock, David G., “State OPEB Liabilities Decline Slightly, But Continue to Vary W
5. “Unemployment Insurance: State Trust Fund Loans.” National Conference of State L
6. “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States
7. “Gross Domestic Product by State, All industry total, 2012.” Bureau of Economic An
8. “State Expenditure Report.” National Association of State Budget Officers, published

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General
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a Percentage
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Expenditures
Expenditures
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470%
341%
395%
264%
647%
412%
505%
229%
550%
633%
524%
392%
727%
272%
313%
397%
508%
516%
310%
379%
316%
484%
381%
542%
483%
416%
191%
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591%
586%
434%
343%
224%
742%
314%
458%
447%
369%
561%
354%
236%
570%
459%
251%
277%
358%
141%
146%
222%
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