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Historical Debt Outstanding - Annual 1790 - 1849

The first fiscal year for the U.S. Government started Jan. 1, 1789. Congress changed the beginning of the fiscal year from Jan. 1 to Jul. 1 in 1842, and finally from Jul. 1 to Oct. 1 in 1977 where it remains today.

To find more historical information, visit The Public Debt Historical Information archives.

Date Dollar Amount
07/01/1849   63,061,858.69
07/01/1848   47,044,862.23
07/01/1847   38,826,534.77
07/01/1846   15,550,202.97
07/01/1845   15,925,303.01
07/01/1844   23,461,652.50
07/01/1843   32,742,922.00
01/01/1843   20,201,226.27
01/01/1842   13,594,480.73
01/01/1841     5,250,875.54
01/01/1840     3,573,343.82
01/01/1839   10,434,221.14
01/01/1838     3,308,124.07
01/01/1837       336,957.83
01/01/1836         37,513.05
01/01/1835         33,733.05
01/01/1834    4,760,082.08
01/01/1833    7,001,698.83
01/01/1832  24,322,235.18
01/01/1831  39,123,191.68
01/01/1830  48,565,406.50
01/01/1829  58,421,413.67
01/01/1828  67,475,043.87
01/01/1827  73,987,357.20
01/01/1826  81,054,059.99
01/01/1825  83,788,432.71
01/01/1824  90,269,777.77
01/01/1823  90,875,877.28
01/01/1822  93,546,676.98
01/01/1821  89,987,427.66
01/01/1820  91,015,566.15
01/01/1819  95,529,648.28
01/01/1818 103,466,633.83
01/01/1817 123,491,965.16
01/01/1816 127,334,933.74
01/01/1815   99,833,660.15
01/01/1814   81,487,846.24
01/01/1813   55,962,827.57
01/01/1812   45,209,737.90
01/01/1811   48,005,587.76
01/01/1810   53,173,217.52
01/01/1809   57,023,192.09
01/01/1808   65,196,317.97
01/01/1807   69,218,398.64
01/01/1806   75,723,270.66 
01/01/1805   82,312,150.50
01/01/1804   86,427,120.88
01/01/1803   77,054,686.40
01/01/1802   80,712,632.25
01/01/1801   83,038,050.80
01/01/1800   82,976,294.35
01/01/1799   78,408,669.77
01/01/1798   79,228,529.12
01/01/1797   82,064,479.33
01/01/1796   83,762,172.07
01/01/1795   80,747,587.39
01/01/1794   78,427,404.77
01/01/1793   80,358,634.04
01/01/1792   77,227,924.66
01/01/1791   75,463,476.52
01/01/1790   71,060,508.50