Per capita U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by state 2018

Out of all 50 states, New York had the highest per-capita real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, at 74,463 U.S. dollars. Mississippi had the lowest per-capita real GDP, at 34,434 U.S. dollars.

What is real GDP?

A country’s real GDP is a measure that shows the value of the goods and services produced by an economy and is adjusted for inflation. The real GDP of a country helps economists to see the health of a country’s economy and its standard of living. Downturns in GDP growth can indicate financial difficulties, such as the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, when the U.S. GDP decreased by 2.5 percent.

Why real GDP per capita matters

Real GDP per capita takes the GDP of a country, state, or metropolitan area and divides it by the number of people in that area. Some argue that per-capita GDP is more important than the GDP of a country, as it is a good indicator of whether or not the country’s population is getting wealthier, thus increasing the standard of living in that area.

Per capita Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States in 2018, by state

StatePer capita Real GDP in chained 2012 U.S. dollars
New York 73,463
Massachusetts 73,321
Alaska 71,996
North Dakota 69,563
California 68,803
Connecticut 68,555
Washington 67,901
Wyoming 65,843
Delaware 64,895
New Jersey 62,385
Maryland 61,042
Illinois 60,419
Colorado 59,885
Texas 59,674
Minnesota 59,510
Nebraska 59,178
Hawaii 58,185
United States 56,968
Virginia 56,002
New Hampshire 55,905
Pennsylvania 55,580
Iowa 54,520
Kansas 53,094
South Dakota 52,696
Wisconsin 51,883
Ohio 51,790
Oregon 51,677
Louisiana 50,938
Rhode Island 50,718
Georgia 50,288
Utah 50,236
Oklahoma 49,840
Nevada 49,361
Indiana 49,209
North Carolina 47,896
Tennessee 47,810
Vermont 47,502
Michigan 47,072
Missouri 46,507
New Mexico 44,671
Montana 43,509
Arizona 43,464
Florida 43,423
Maine 42,925
Kentucky 41,898
South Carolina 40,755
Alabama 40,598
Idaho 40,189
West Virginia 39,584
Arkansas 38,919
Mississippi 34,434
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Release date

November 2019


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Supplementary notes

The real estimates of Gross domestic product (GDP) by state are measured in chained 2012 dollars. Real GDP by state is an inflation-adjusted measure of each state's gross product that is based on national prices for the goods and services produced within the state.

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