Olson, who moderates the subreddit DataisBeautiful, noted that the map is not adjusted for population size “e.g., Minnesota has a population of ~5.5 million and Nigeria has a population of ~175 million.”
And the 2012 GDP of Texas was about $US1.4 trillion, making it considerably bigger than Mexico $US1.18 trillion. New York saw a 2012 GDP of about $US1.2 trillion compared to South Korea’s $US1.12 trillion.
Illinois ($695 billion 2012 GDP), driven by private industries and manufacturing, is comparable to Saudi Arabia ($711 billion) and its oil-driven economy.
A couple of other surprises: Colorado (at $US274 billion) is bigger than Egypt (at $US254 billion) and Indiana (at $US298 billion) is considerably bigger than Israel (at $US241 billion).
The 2012 GDP of the entire United States was about $US16.2 trillion.
Check it out:
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.