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Per capita real GDP by Metropolitan Area

Real GDP by metropolitan area is an inflation-adjusted measure of each metropolitan area's gross product that is based on national prices for the goods and services produced within the area. Real GDP by metropolitan area is measured in chained (2005) dollars.

Per capita real GDP by metropolitan area is calculated by dividing the real GDP for a metropolitan area by the resident population of the area. In its calculation, BEA uses the Census Bureau's annual midyear population estimate.

Per capita real GDP indicates the trend in output as it relates to population. Although it does not indicate whether the rate of growth in real GDP can be sustained, it suggests the ease with which the economy can continue to support its local population.