Top 10 state GDPs in the United States

California has the largest GDP among states, which is to be expected since the state is more than 50% larger in terms of population than Texas, the next largest state.

California’s GDP in 2009 was $1,891 billion followed by Texas with $1,145 billion and New York with $1,093 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

California accounted for 13.37% of the country's GDP in 2009, and in 2000 accounted for 13.2% of the nation's GDP.

Texas, however, is currently contributing more than 1/2 a percentage point more to the nation's GDP than it did in 2000. The state's current GDP percentage is 8.09%, while is 2000 Texas accounted for 7.46% of the country's GDP.

In 2009, Virginia is in the top 10, after being number 11 the previous year, while North Carolina drops one spot and Georgia is out of the top 10.

Compared to the year 2000, Michigan, which has had its share of economic issues in recent years, is out of the top 10 list. Georgia was in the top 10 as well in 2000.

New York was the second largest economy in 2000, followed by Texas, Florida and Illinois.

Top state economies in 2009

Gross domestic product in $ billions
Rank  State GDP Percentage
of U.S. GDP
Rank
in 2000
1 California GDP 1,891 13.37% 1
2 Texas GDP 1,145 8.09% 3
3 New York GDP 1,093 7.73% 2
4 Florida GDP 737 5.21% 4
5 Illinois GDP 630 4.45% 5
6 Pennsylvania GDP 553 3.92% 6
7 New Jersey GDP 483 3.41% 8
8 Ohio GDP 471 3.33% 7
9 Virginia GDP 408 2.89% 13
10 North Carolina GDP 398 2.81% 12
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