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The Public Debt

See the U.S. gross debt amount from 1800 to present.

Year Gross debt
amount
1800 $82,976,294
1805 82,312,151
1810 53,173,218
1815 99,833,660
1820 91,015,566
1825 83,788,433
1830 48,565,407
1835 33,733
1840 3,573,344
1845 15,925,303
1850 63,452,774
1855 35,586,957
1860 $64,842,288
1865 2,680,647,870
1870 2,480,672,428
1875 2,232,284,532
1880 2,120,415,371
1885 1,863,964,873
1890 1,552,140,205
1895 1,676,120,983
1900 2,136,961,092
1905 2,274,615,064
1910 2,652,665,838
1915 3,058,136,873
1920 $25,952,456,406
1925 20,516,193,888
1930 16,185,309,831
1935 28,700,892,625
1940 42,967,531,038
1945 258,682,187,410
1950 257,357,352,351
1955 280,768,553,189
1960 290,216,815,242
1965 320,904,110,042
1970 389,158,403,690
1975 576,649,000,0001
1980 $930,210,000,0001
1985 1,945,941,616,460
1990 3,233,313,451,777
1995 4,973,982,900,709
1999 5,656,270,901,633
2000 5,674,178,209,887
2001 5,807,463,412,200
2002 6,228,235,965,597
2003 6,783,231,062,744
2004 7,379,052,696,330
2005 7,932,709,661,723
2008 9,377,557,217,133
2012 16,053,068,476,695
NOTE: Figures as of Jan. 1 for years 1800–1840; as of July 1 for years 1845–1920; as of June 30 for years 1925–1950; as of Dec. 31 for years 1955–1985; as of Sept. 30 for years 1990–present˙.
1. Rounded to millions.
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, The Public Debt Online. Web: www.publicdebt.treas.gov/opd/opdpdodt.htm .

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