Of the 10 states with the highest per capita GDP, just one—Delaware—is in the South: Ten states with the highest GDP per capita, 2022

State GDP per capita
New York $104,121 
Massachusetts $99,024 
Washington $94,817 
California $93,278 
North Dakota $93,273 
Alaska $89,596 
Connecticut $88,493 
Delaware $88,486 
Wyoming $84,385 
Colorado $84,110 

Note: GDP per capita is state GDP divided by resident population. The District of Columbia was omitted from the ranking of state GDPs but if it were included, it would have the highest GDP. Values are in 2022 dollars.

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

View the underlying data on epi.org.