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    Most productive states in America

    One of the strongest indicators of a country's economic capacity and productivity is its gross domestic product. GDP represents the total market value of economic goods and services over the course of a year, calculated by adding gross investment, private consumption, government investment, government spending, and trade exports, less imports. In 2017, the United States’ GDP reached a staggering $19.39 trillion, the largest in the world and 4.1% higher than 2016’s figure, $18.62 trillion.

    While the United States clearly stands out among countries for this measure of economic strength, Stacker set out to discover how GDP varies from state to state. Using data computed by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, we analyzed the per capita GDP for every state plus Washington, D.C. The statistics are represented in chained 2009 dollars to account for inflation, include both public and private industries, and represent the total GDP divided by each state’s population.

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    #51: Mississippi

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $32,102
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $31,700
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $32,041

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    #50: Idaho

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $36,056
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $35,738
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $37,080

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    #49: West Virginia

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $36,244
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $36,461
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $33,892

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    #48: Arkansas

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $36,524
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $36,338
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $35,205

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    #47: South Carolina

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $37,075
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $36,917
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $37,724

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    #46: Alabama

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $37,402
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $36,911
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $37,522

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    #45: Kentucky

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $38,950
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $38,610
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $38,159

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    #44: Maine

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $38,956
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $38,415
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $38,946

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    #43: Arizona

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $38,985
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $38,647
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $44,168

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    #42: Florida

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $39,506
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $39,289
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $43,506

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    #41: Montana

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $39,763
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $39,725
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $38,063

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    #40: New Mexico

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $41,559
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $41,509
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $40,694

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    #39: Missouri

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $43,004
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $42,995
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $42,561

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    #38: Nevada

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $43,557
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $43,803
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $52,818

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    #37: Michigan

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $43,665
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $42,778
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $41,925

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    #36: Tennessee

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $43,688
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $42,803
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $41,172

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    #35: Vermont

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $43,984
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $43,571
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $41,472

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    #34: Oklahoma

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $44,356
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $46,447
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $39,716

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    #33: Louisiana

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $44,451
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $44,503
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $46,878

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    #32: North Carolina

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $44,511
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $44,172
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $45,440

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    #31: Utah

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $44,893
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $44,174
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $45,293

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    #30: Georgia

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $45,140
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $44,299
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $46,374

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    #29: Indiana

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $45,977
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $45,012
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $44,145

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    #28: Kansas

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $46,217
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $46,658
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $45,313

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    #27: Ohio

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $47,633
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $47,146
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $44,399

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    #26: Rhode Island

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $47,739
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $47,541
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $47,137

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    #25: South Dakota

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $47,808
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $47,894
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $44,017

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    #24: Wisconsin

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $47,833
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $47,325
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $45,464

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    #23: Pennsylvania

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $50,665
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $50,357
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $46,330

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    #22: Oregon

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $51,066
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $50,058
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $46,504

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    #21: New Hampshire

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $51,411
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $50,781
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $48,618

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    #20: Virginia

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $51,643
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $51,667
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $52,657

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    #19: Hawaii

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $51,819
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $50,994
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $51,245

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    #18: Iowa

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $51,912
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $51,305
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $47,504

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    #17: Colorado

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $52,567
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $52,858
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $52,094

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    #16: Texas

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $53,129
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $54,134
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $48,954

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    #15: Nebraska

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $53,949
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $53,859
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $47,501

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    #14: Illinois

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $54,404
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $53,729
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $52,856

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    #13: Minnesota

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $54,414
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $53,634
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $51,351

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    #12: Maryland

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $56,070
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $54,908
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $52,646

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    #11: New Jersey

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $56,565
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $56,241
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $57,860

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    #10: Washington

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $57,727
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $56,407
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $55,348

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    #9: California

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $59,117
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $57,596
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $55,154

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    #8: Wyoming

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $60,004
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $60,979
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $65,471

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    #7: Alaska

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $63,317
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $67,302
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $67,228

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    #6: Connecticut

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $63,636
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $63,464
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $70,096

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    #5: Delaware

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $64,054
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $64,516
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $66,344

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    #4: North Dakota

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $64,136
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $67,632
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $44,385

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    #3: New York

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $64,810
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $64,573
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $60,018

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    #2: Massachusetts

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $65,281
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $64,592
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $60,955

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    #1: District of Columbia

    Real GDP per capita in 2016: $160,643
    Real GDP per capita in 2015: $159,881
    Real GDP per capita in 2007: $167,668

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