Seven of the 10 states with the lowest per capita GDP are in the South, Mississippi has the lowest of all states: Ten states with the lowest GDP per capita, 2022

State GDP per capita
Oklahoma $60,394 
Montana $59,732 
New Mexico $59,400 
Kentucky $57,404 
Idaho $57,180 
South Carolina $56,322 
Alabama $55,494 
West Virginia $54,913 
Arkansas $54,487 
Mississippi $47,628 

Note: GDP per capita is state GDP divided by resident 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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