Special Report

States With The Biggest And Smallest Governments


To determine the states with the biggest (and smallest) governments, 24/7 Wall St. ranked states based on the combined GDP per capita of state and local governments in 2017 with data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. GDP per capita across all industries for 2018 also came from the BEA. State and local government employees as a share of total employment came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is for April 2019. Median household income came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and is for 2017.

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor:

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.