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January 2019 .. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by county is a measure of the value of production that occurs within the geographic boundaries of a county. It can be computed as the sum of the value added originating from each of the industries in a county.

Use the interactive table below to see that 2015 Los Angeles County, CA total real GDP of $656 billion was just slightly larger that than of New York County, NY (Manhattan) at $630 billion. Yet, the total 2015 population of Los Angeles County of 10.1 million is 6 times larger than that of New York County of 1.6 million -- see about steps. GDP provides very different size measures, and economic insights, compared to population.

In 2015, real (inflation adjusted) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased in 1,931 counties, decreased in 1,159, and was unchanged in 23. Real GDP ranged from $4.6 million in Loving County, TX to $656.0 billion in Los Angeles County, CA.

This section is focused on U.S. national scope county level estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually 2012 through 2015. This marks the first time county level GDP estimates have been developed, a part of the Regional Economic Information System (REIS). Use the interactive table below to rank, compare, query counties based on per capita GDP, current GDP, real GDP by type of industry. Use the related GIS project to develop thematic map views such as the one shown below. See terms of use below. See more about these data.

Current Annual Estimates & Projections
ProximityOne uses these and related data to develop and analyze annual Situation & Outlook demographic-economic estimates and projections. GDP items included in the table below are included in the "annual 5-year" projections as shown in the schedule of release dates; January 17, 2019 and quarterly.

Patterns of Real Per Capita GDP by County
The graphic below shows patterns of per capita real GDP, 2015, by county.

- View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
- create custom views; add your own data, using the GIS project.

Additional Views .. goto top
Use the County REIS GIS project. Make your own maps; select different item to map; modify colors, labels.
Zoom in views of selected states shown below. Graphics open in a new page; expand browser window for best view.
Patterns: see highlighted layer in legend to left of map; MSAs bold brown boundaries with white shortname label
counties labeled with name and 2015 per capita real GDP
.. Arizona .. Alabama .. California .. Colorado .. Iowa .. Georgia .. Kansas .. Missouri
.. New York .. Nevada .. North Carolina .. South Carolina .. Nevada .. Texas .. Utah .. Vermont

Using the Interactive Table .. goto top
Use the interactive table below to view, query, rank, compare selected population and Gross domestic product measures. There are four lines/rows for each county corresponding to GDP categories: Total/All industries, Private goods-producing industries, Private services-providing industries, Government and government enterprises.

County Gross Domestic Product; 2012-2015 interactive table
  Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries. Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
  See usage notes below table. See related tables -- interactive tables.

Usage Notes
  • If table not showing any rows; click ShowAll button below table.
  • Use vertical and horizontal scroll bars to navigate up/down or left/right.
  • Adjust column widths using column divider between header cells.
  • Find StCty> button
    .. use to select area based on exact state+county FIPS code based on its unique 5-character code in column 4.
    .. key in exact SSCCC code to right of Find StCty> button then click button.
  • Find CtyName> button
    .. use to select area based on exact partial spelling (case sensitive) of county name in column 5.
    .. key in exact spelling to right of Find CtyName> button then click button.
  • CBSA> button -- use to select districts in a specified metro/CBSA
    .. get metro 5-character code here
    .. paste the 5-character metro code in the edit box to right of CBSA> button.
    .. overwriting the value 19100.
    .. click the CBSA> button ... table refreshes with all areas in specified metro.

  • Click ShowAll button between specific area queries.
      could not be estimated (for this geography and this time frame).

Rank Counties based on Total Real GDP -- goto top
.. a quick summary of steps:
  • Click ShowAll button below table (or refresh page).
  • Click Type button and select all 1 All industries.
    .. table refreshes with rows having 1 in Type column (all industries, total GDP).
  • Click Real GDP cols button below table.
    .. table columns now show total population and total real GDP columns.
  • final step - left-click rightmost column (GDP2015R) twice (sort in descending order).
    .. table now shows counties ranked based on GDP2015R.

Note that selecting Type 2 Private Goods, and ranking as above that Harris County, TX has more than twice the real GDP (Private Goods) than the next county.

About these Data .. goto top
The Bureau of Economic Analysis released prototype statistics for gross domestic product (GDP) by county for 2012-2015 in December 2018. Combined with county estimates of personal income, GDP by county offers a more complete picture of local area economic conditions.

GDP by county is a measure of the value of production that occurs within the geographic boundaries of a county. It can be computed as the sum of the value added originating from each of the industries in a county. An industry's value added is defined as the difference between its gross output (sales and other operating income, commodity taxes, and inventory change) and its intermediate inputs (purchases of goods and services from other industries in the U.S. or imported that are used in production).

Gross domestic product (GDP) by county is the sub-state counterpart of the Nation's gross domestic product (GDP), the most comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP by county is derived as the sum of the GDP originating in all the industries in the county.

Current-dollar statistics are valued in the prices of the period when the transactions occurred; i.e., at "market value." Also referred to as "nominal GDP" or "current-price GDP."

Real values are inflation-adjusted statistics; i.e., these exclude the effects of price changes.

County Geography
These are 3,142 counties. For these estimates, the following adjustments have been made:
  • Kalawao County, Hawaii is combined with Maui County and combined area is designated 15901.
  • Virginia. The independent cities of Virginia with populations of less than 100,000 have been combined with
      an adjacent county and given codes beginning with 51901.
      In the name of the combined area, the county name appears first and is followed by the city name(s).

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