The South has the lowest per capita GDP of all regions and the Southern GDP declines further without D.C., Delaware, and Maryland: GDP per capita by region, 2019 and 2022

Region 2019 2022
USA $73,858 $77,178
Northeast $86,942 $88,211
West $79,072 $84,341
Midwest $70,231 $71,816
South $67,220 $69,811
South w/o DC $66,327 $68,888
South w/o DC, MD, and DE $65,550 $68,263

Note: GDP per capita is state GDP divided by resident population. Regional GDP is state average weighted by population. GDP in 2022 dollars. 

Source: EPI analysis of state GDP data from the Bureau of Econoimic Analysis and U.S. Census Bureau Resident Population data, retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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