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Real Gross Domestic Product (millions of 2009 dollars)


GDP represents the total value of goods and services produced by the area economy in given time period. It equals the value added by businesses and workers in the course of transforming purchased inputs into sales of outputs.

In the comparison trend lines chart to the right, Kansas City's GDP in 2017 is up to 5.7% compared to 12.5% for the peer metro average.


Kansas City Compared to Peer Metro Average

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth & Level

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro Value
Ranked Value
Level  2017 $114,418 20 Seattle $312,587 Austin $135,072 20th
(down from 18th)
2016 $113,011 18 Seattle $297,254 Pittsburgh $126,546
Growth* Percent Change 2016-17 1.1% 27 San Jose 8.1% Portland 3.5% 27th
(down from 24th)
Percent Change 2015-16 1.4% 24 San Jose 8.1% Lousiville 3.1%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Excel data: Real Gross Domestic Product


Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Real GDP (millions of 2009 $) - 2017

Real GDP (millions of 2009 $) - 2016