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U.S. Cities with the Biggest Economies

Name the twenty American metro areas with the largest economies.
Urban area, not city proper. According to the Brookings Institute, 2014
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Last updated: June 17, 2016
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GDP
City
$1,403 bil
New York City
$1,016 bil
Los Angeles / Riverside
$616 bil
Washington D.C. / Baltimore
$563 bil
Chicago
$491 bil
San Francisco Bay Area
$483 bil
Houston
$413 bil
Dallas
$360 bil
Boston
$347 bil
Philadelphia
$294 bil
Atlanta
GDP
City
$268 bil
Seattle
$263 bil
Miami
$211 bil
Minneapolis
$208 bil
Detroit
$207 bil
Phoenix
$203 bil
San Diego
$170 bil
Denver
$159 bil
Portland
$141 bil
St. Louis
$138 bil
Pittsburgh
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level 61
Jul 25, 2016
It could be a big help to know the NBA
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level 46
Sep 1, 2016
I am surprised that Pittsburgh made the cut, but not Austin.
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level 66
Jul 12, 2019
Austin has a relatively small population and has to compete with San Antonio for hub status, while Pittsburgh is the only major city in Western Pennsylvania.
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level 68
Sep 1, 2016
I'm surprised that Las Vegas isn't here.
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level 80
Sep 1, 2016
Yeah, I tried Las Vegas, Orlando, and New Orleans thinking the tourism industry may get them on the list. I also thought Nashville might make the cut with the music industry. I was wrong about all of them though, but got all the correct answers with a little guessing.
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level 47
Sep 1, 2016
According to the source, in 2014, Las Vegas had a GDP of $94 billion.
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level 54
Sep 1, 2016
Boise ? Juneau ?? Des Moines ?!
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level 80
Sep 1, 2016
hahaha...no kidding - potatoes, fish, and wheat. What else do you need!
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level 75
Jul 2, 2018
Bangor was the "lumber capital of the world". Back when 5,000 people were a big population in the US.
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level 80
May 9, 2019
I'll swap wool and bricks for lumber and wheat
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level 69
Sep 1, 2016
Surprised that Detroit and Saint Louis are still rocking
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level 51
Sep 1, 2016
Same. I guess a surprisingly large amount of economic activity can happen even in a city that has been largely abandoned
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level 47
Sep 1, 2016
Also this is the metropolitan area not just the city itself. While the city has lost 60% of its population since 1950, Metro Detroit has gained 30%
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level 77
Sep 4, 2016
In the United States, if a city is considered decaying, bankrupt and abandoned, that means it still has a bigger GDP than New Zealand or 50% of the countries in Europe.
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level 65
Sep 1, 2016
Chicago should include Milwaukee if Washington includes Baltimore. The sprawl of the urban area is connected.
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level 37
Sep 3, 2016
Good to see Boston so high up! I tried Tampa and New Orleans and surprised they don't beat Pittsburgh, and also quite surprised Detroit is still so high up. Good quiz!
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level 17
Sep 6, 2016
I don't live in the US but by god do you have a lot of big cities.
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level 45
Jan 1, 2018
Colorado Springs? Salt Lake City? las Vegas? Where are they? Surprised they aren't here
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level 76
Jan 4, 2018
They are in Colorado, Utah and Nevada.
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level 58
Oct 9, 2019
Indeed.
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level 45
Feb 10, 2018
Only missed on Pittsburgh. Not bad for someone who never been in US
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level 58
Oct 9, 2019
Aaaaaaarrrrrgggghhh.... typed 'Pennsylvania' when I meant to type 'Philadelphia'........