Here’s an interactive visualization that illustrates the growth in Gross Domestic Product by metropolitan area. Dollar amounts are in chained 2005 dollars to eliminate the effects of inflation. Each metropolitan area is indexed to start at 100% so we can see the relative rates of growth.
The top two charts show the growth in GDP for government, and then for the private sector. The bottom chart shows growth in GDP per capita (per person).
Highlight one or more metropolitan areas to make the line stand out from the others. Use Ctrl+Click to add or subtract others. Use the visualization below, or click here to open in a new window.