Metro Gross Domestic Product Patterns & Trends

.. 282 metropolitan statistical areas, of the total 381, experienced an increase in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2009 and 2014. Collectively, real GDP for U.S. metropolitan areas increased 2.3 percent in 2014 after increasing 1.9 percent in 2013. Use the interactive table and GIS project/datasets described here to view/analyze patterns and characteristics in metros of interest. See more details in related Web version of this document.

Percent Change in Real GDP by Metro, 2009-2014
The following graphic shows patterns of percent change in real GDP by metro from 2009 to 2014. The orange fill pattern shows metros experiencing a decrease in real GDP over the period.

— view created using CV XE GIS and associated MetroGDP GIS Project
— click graphic for larger showing legend details.

View Metro GDP Characteristics section in the Metropolitan Area Situation & Outlook Reports, providing the same scope of data as in the table below integrated with other data. See example for the Dallas, TX MSA.

GDP by metropolitan area is the sub-state counterpart of the national gross domestic product, the most comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP by metropolitan area is derived as the sum of the GDP originating in all the industries in the metropolitan area. Use the interactive table, tools and resources provided/described in this section to access and analyze current and real metro GDP patterns. See more about metro GDP below in this section.

Use the Metro GDP GIS Project/Datasets
Use the CV XE GIS software and MetroGDP GIS project to create thematic pattern maps and integrate the employment situation data with other data. Add your own data. Apply different queries. Label geographic areas. Create zoom views. Put results into stories and analytical documents. ProximityOne User Group members may install the MetroGDP GIS Project (see details here) and prepare thematic pattern maps like the one shown above.

Use the Metro GDP Interactive Table
The graphic below illustrates use of the Metro GDP Interactive Table to view, rank, query current dollar and real GDP annually over the period 2009-2014. This view shows metros ranked on real GDP change during the period 2009 to 2014. The National Rank column show the rank of the metro among all 381 MSAs as of 2014 based on current dollar GDP. Use the interactive table to examine peer groups and sets of metros of interest. Click graphic for larger view.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss accessing, integrating and using these data with other data that relate to your situation.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

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