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Per capita real GDP by state

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. Real GDP by state is measured in chained (2005) dollars.*

Per capita real GDP by state is calculated by dividing the real GDP for a state by the resident population of the state. In its calculation, BEA uses the Census Bureau's annual midyear population estimate.

Per capita real GDP indicates the trend in output as it relates to population. Although it does not indicate whether the rate of growth in real GDP can be sustained, it suggests the ease with which the economy can continue to support its local population.

* SIC-based statistics are in chained (1997) dollars.