How just 6 cities dominate America's economy — in one astonishing chart
These cities make up nearly a quarter of the entire U.S. economy
It may be unsurprising to know that the location of greatest economic output is related to population density, but seeing the actual distribution is striking: the top six GDP producing cities — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, and Houston — account for nearly a quarter of the US economy. Further, America's top 23 metro areas make up nearly half of its GDP.
Other interesting facts from the report include:
– Out of the 100 largest economies in the world, 36 belong to U.S. metro areas.
– New York and Los Angeles produce more than 46 of American states.
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