US Cities and States Ranked by Gross Domestic Product

Jan 1, 2018
Chart of GDP of US cities and states

The chart above shows the state and city economies of the United States with GDPs over $100 billion.  The largest metropolitan economy, New York City, would rank fourth if it were a state.  Below, the remaining states and metropolitan areas that are amongst the 300 largest metropolitan economies in the world with GDPs under $100 billion.


  • California, Texas, and New York are the only US states that do not have any US cities with economies larger than them.
  • Cities not included in the list all have smaller GDPs than Vermont.
  • New York City is the only city in the US to have a GDP of over $1 trillion.


  • The data is from 2016.
  • State and city data come from two different sources.


Chart of GDP of US cities and states

Only two cities crack the top ten economies in the US.  A total of 80 cities have larger economies than Vermont, the US state with the smallest GDP.

It takes the three largest metropolitan GDPs (New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago) to best the largest state GDP (California).


Brookings Institution.  "Global Metro Monitor."  Accessed December 17, 2017.

US Bureau of Economic Analysis.  2017.  "Regional Data."  Accessed October 26, 2017.

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