Map of GDP and Per Capita GDP in the U.S.

This is an interactive map of the U.S. GDP and per capita GDP in U.S. counties. Blue colors represent lower GDP. Fuchsia colors represent higher GDP. If you click on the top button you can switch to Per Capita GDP. Pink represents lower per Capita GDP. Brown represents higher per capita GDP. The cities are depicted for context. Hover over the map to see the county, GDP, GDP per Capita, state, and population. Zoom in for more details. Scroll down for more information.

GDP (billion US$)
Per Capita GDP (US$)

County GDP in the USA

GDP is Gross Domestic Product. "GDP gives information about the size of the economy and how an economy is performing.

The growth rate of real GDP is often used as an indicator of the general health of the economy. In broad terms, an increase in real GDP is interpreted as a sign that the economy is doing well". Source: IMF.

The GDP by County and Metro, estimates the value of the goods and services produced in an area. It can be used to compare the size and growth of county economies across the nation. Source: EBA.

The data depicted on the map is for 2022.

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Highest County GDP

Because the values represented do not have linear increments, some counties have similar colors but may have different GDP's. Overall, fuchsia counties have the highest GDP's.

The highest GDP's are in metropolitan areas like NYC, Houston, San Francisco, or Chicago.

The counties with the highest GDP's are:

  1. Los Angeles: $766 billion US
  2. New York: $745 billion US
  3. Cook (Chicago): $413 billion US
  4. Harris (Houston): $382 billion US
  5. Santa Clara (San Jose): $318 billion US

These are followed by King (Seattle), Dallas, Maricopa (Phoenix), Orange, and San Diego.

Lowest County GDP

The lowest GDP's are from Arthur Nebraska, Petroleum Montana, and McPherson Nebraska.

Before arriving to any conclusions it is important to highlight that the populations in these counties is very small.

Undefined GDP County Data

Shannon County or Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota has no available data.

The county lies entirely within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and contains part of Badlands National Park. It is one of five South Dakota counties entirely on an Indian reservation.

Several counties in Alaska have undefined GDP.

Half the state of Alaska is referred as an Unorganized Borough.

These areas have no local government other than that of school districts, municipalities, and tribal village governments.

Some of Virginia's counties are combination areas. These consist of two independent cities with populations of less than 100,000, combined with an adjacent county.

Separate estimates for the jurisdictions making up the combination areas are not available. Source: EBA.

Per Capita GDP

GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of a country's standard of living; however, this is inaccurate because GDP per capita is not a measure of personal income.

GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the GDP of a nation by its population. Source: Investopedia.

I calculated these values by dividing GDP with the population of each county.

GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of a country's standard of living; nevertheless, this is inaccurate since GDP per capita is not a measure of personal income.

Because the way it is calculated, counties with high GDP and high populations like Los Angeles are not prominent on this map.

On the other hand, counties with low populations and descent GDP's are emphasized.

Now that this is clarified we can highlight some interesting counties.

Highest Per Capita GDP Counties

The colors in this map are not linear, but chosen to emphasize various tendencies in the data.

Texas Counties Per Capita GDP

Loving County in Texas, (not to be confused with the city) has the highest per capita GDP of the whole nation!

After Kalawao in Hawaii, Loving Texas is the county with the smallest population in the USA.

The reason this county has the highest per capita GDP is not only because of its small population, but because in Loving County, oil wells outnumber the people ten to one. Source: Texas Monthly.

It is no surprise that other Texas counties in Texas have high per capita GDP.

Texas has rich Oil and Gas reservoirs.

The top crude oil producing counties in Texas are Martin, Midland, Upton, Howard, and Loving.

If you are thinking about moving to one of these counties and increasing your revenue (just as I did), you might be out of luck.

Locals are raising questions regarding the adequacy of water supplies, as fracking requires injection of large quantities of water under pressure into wells to break surrounding rock. Texas Tribune.

The high Per Capita GDP in other Texas counties and in Oklahoma is also atributed to oil extraction.

Nevada Counties Per Capita GDP

From 1864 to the present day, Eureka County, Nevada, has had numerous active mining operations.

In Eureka silver mines are the main contributors to the economy.

Storey Nevada also used to be a mining county. Today its small population benefits from its proximity to Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Lander Nevada, has various gold mines including Gold Mine’s Phoenix Project and Cortez mine. Hence the high per capita GDP.

Other High Per Capita GDP Counties

Greenlee County, Arizona is another outlier. This is the least populated county in Arizona. The economy of Greenlee county is dominated by the Morenci Mine.

Morency mine is the largest copper mining operation in North America, and one of the largest copper mines in the world.

Most high GDP cities don't have significant per capita GDP with the exception of San Francisco's metropolitan area and Seattle.

This probably to the high values produced by technology companies.

In Sherman County Oregon, the main industry is agriculture. Nevertheless, in resent years the county has installed electricity generating wind turbines. These have resulted in large wind farms throughout the county.

Other high producing low population counties have interesting profiles where mining and industry may result in high per capita GDP's. Explore the map. See what you can find!

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Resources for United States Map

The Shapefiles for the states were downloaded from Natural Earth.

The county shapefiles and the population data were downloaded from the US Census Bureau.

The county GDP was downloaded from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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