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US States by GDP

Can you order the states of the United States based on their gross domestic product?
GDP is in millions of current US dollars.
% is percentage of the total GDP of the United States.
Regions are defined by the US Census Bureau.
Source: Wikipedia, accessed January 2022.
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Last updated: September 11, 2022
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Rank
Region
GDP
%
Answer
1
West
3,353,473
14.45
California
2
South
2,006,662
8.65
Texas
3
Northeast
1,893,670
8.16
New York
4
South
1,226,956
5.23
Florida
5
Midwest
956,366
4.12
Illinois
6
Northeast
849,818
3.66
Pennsylvania
7
Midwest
745,000
3.21
Ohio
8
South
687,680
2.96
Georgia
9
Northeast
686,842
2.96
New Jersey
10
West
673,169
2.9
Washington
11
South
659,616
2.84
North Carolina
12
Northeast
637,424
2.75
Massachusetts
13
South
597,983
2.58
Virginia
14
Midwest
567,450
2.45
Michigan
15
South
451,635
1.95
Maryland
16
West
425,595
1.82
Colorado
17
Midwest
423,052
1.78
Indiana
18
South
421,086
1.81
Tennessee
19
Midwest
415,393
1.79
Minnesota
20
West
405,577
1.75
Arizona
21
Midwest
369,023
1.59
Wisconsin
22
Midwest
365,899
1.58
Missouri
23
Northeast
299,819
1.29
Connecticut
24
South
271,120
1.17
South Carolina
25
West
270,120
1.12
Oregon
26
South
256,905
1.11
Louisiana
27
South
248,543
1.07
Alabama
28
South
239,208
1.03
Kentucky
Rank
Region
GDP
%
Answer
29
Midwest
225,144
0.97
Iowa
30
West
217,702
0.94
Utah
31
South
211,053
0.91
Oklahoma
32
Midwest
196,495
0.85
Kansas
33
West
192,228
0.83
Nevada
South
153,979
0.66
Washington, D.C.
34
Midwest
153,586
0.66
Nebraska
35
South
146,292
0.63
Arkansas
36
South
126,155
0.54
Mississippi
37
West
110,696
0.48
New Mexico
South
103,138
0.44
Puerto Rico
38
Northeast
94,305
0.41
New Hampshire
39
West
93,785
0.40
Idaho
40
West
92,445
0.40
Hawaii
41
South
88,242
0.38
West Virginia
42
South
81,019
0.35
Delaware
43
Northeast
76,045
0.33
Maine
44
Midwest
66,632
0.29
North Dakota
45
Northeast
65,348
0.28
Rhode Island
46
Midwest
61,732
0.26
South Dakota
47
West
59,129
0.25
Montana
48
West
55,531
0.24
Alaska
49
West
42,536
0.18
Wyoming
50
Northeast
36,674
0.16
Vermont
West
6,311
0.03
Guam
South
4,068
0.02
U.S. Virgin Islands
West
1,182
0.006
Northern Marian Islands
West
638
0.003
American Samoa
27 Comments
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Level 75
Dec 16, 2018
Tennessee is misspelled.
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Level 95
Dec 16, 2018
Thanks for letting me know. Sorted.
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Level 20
Feb 21, 2020
Vermont region should be "northeast"
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Level 95
Feb 21, 2020
Whoops! Cheers!
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Level 28
Jul 15, 2021
Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware= not in the south
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Level 95
Jul 16, 2021
They are classified as such according this metric.
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Level 53
Oct 26, 2021
Mason Dixon Line dictates it.
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Level 95
Oct 26, 2021
In the US Civil War, yes, this was the case, but according to this metric, these states are 'Southern'. See this Wikipedia article.
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2022
Maybe I am just too much of a Northerner to understand, but I have no idea how people can claim that Kentucky isn't the South. It feels very Southern to me.
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Level 51
Dec 4, 2021
I'm sorry, but there ain't no way that Delaware and Maryland are southern.
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Level 95
Dec 4, 2021
As I wrote above: 'In the US Civil War, yes, this was the case, but according to this metric, these states are 'Southern'. See this Wikipedia article.' The Census Bureau hath spoken.
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2022
Great quiz but a bit too much time.
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2022
As a non American person it's really hard to understand why Delaware is called "south" while both Alaska and New Mexico are called "west", it makes pretty no sense to my mind
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2022
The American South is conceptualized mostly as the old Confederacy - former Slave states south of the Mason-Dixon line (Maryland's northern border)... though calling Delaware a Southern state is a pretty big stretch... but it also wouldn't be called "North East" which is usually thought of as New England. It's more "Mid-Atlantic".. but the quiz author made the decision to only use 4 categories. Slavery was technically legal in Delaware but the practice was not at all widespread, and the state never seceded to join the Confederacy. It was also never considered part of New England. So, like I said, it's in a squishy middle-area if these are the only 4 categories you're using.
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2022
As for the "west"... this region of the United States is usually conceptualized as the western frontier... area that had not been organized into states, for the most part, until after the Civil War. Including Alaska and Hawaii is a little weird. Even though they fit this description I just gave they're not usually thought of as part of the Old West. But again, if you're only using these 4 categories they don't really belong anywhere else.

New Mexico would usually be put into the category of "SouthWest," along with Arizona, and sometimes parts of or all of other bordering states, but if you're only using the categories of West, South, Midwest, and Northeast... then it could belong to either of the first two, but usually wouldn't be called a Southern state even though it's geographically south.

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Level 82
Jan 11, 2022
Check out this helpful map, which illustrates how definitions of the American "south" vary from source to source. The states in dark red are the most canonical core of the American "South," while those in tan might be grouped in with them but usually are not.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2022
I think that Arkansas and Tennessee are pretty indisputably the South.
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2022
This could benefit a lot from on of those tables where you saw the remaining answers filled in as you go.
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2022
and as Mensualite illuminates above, more regions could also be helpful. Perhaps... "Mid-Atlantic" for Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey... "Southwest" for New Mexico and Arizona... "Northwest" for Washington and Oregon and maybe Idaho... "Non-Contiguous" for Alaska and Hawaii. Just a suggestion.
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Level 86
Jan 11, 2022
this quiz will never gain recognition because of the adherence to an outdated regional designation. you can't put Oklahoma and Maryland in the same region! the are others that are just as suspect. North Dakota in the midwest along with Missouri? please think about switching to regions that reflect modern realities. like mid Atlantic or Great Plains or south central or ...... then this would be a good quiz.
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Level 95
Jan 12, 2022
As I mentioned above, this is the current designation by the US Census. I am open to different metrics.
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2022
Gee, it sure would be nice to have a map to fill in so I could visually see what states still need to be guessed.
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Level 95
Jan 19, 2022
I like your thinking here...
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Level 95
Jan 19, 2022
Done.
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2022
You should add lines to separate the regions. Also Maryland and Delaware should not be considered southern states.
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Level 95
Sep 9, 2022
As explained above, in the classification metric used here, DE and MD are in the southern region (despite not being ‘the South’).
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2022
The answer table is nearly unreadable in JetPunk's dark mode, FYI