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**No. 15: Des Moine, Iowa**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $61,777.

**No. 15: Des Moine, Iowa**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $61,777.

**No. 15: Des Moine, Iowa**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $61,777.

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**No. 14: Portland, Oregon**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $62,028

**No. 14: Portland, Oregon**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $62,028

**No. 14: Portland, Oregon**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $62,028

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**No. 13: Houston, Texas**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $62,438.

**No. 13: Houston, Texas**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $62,438.

**No. 13: Houston, Texas**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this...metropolitan statistical area was $62,438.

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**No. 12: Corvallis, Oregon**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $62,560.

**No. 12: Corvallis, Oregon**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $62,560.

**No. 12: Corvallis, Oregon**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $62,560.

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**No. 11: Boston, Massachusetts**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $63,745.

**No. 11: Boston, Massachusetts**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $63,745.

**No. 11: Boston, Massachusetts**
The real GDP per capita in 2012...in this metropolitan statistical area was $63,745.

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**No. 10: Anchorage, Alaska**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $64,174.

**No. 10: Anchorage, Alaska**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $64,174.

**No. 10: Anchorage, Alaska**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $64,174.

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**No. 9: Seattle, Washington**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $64,188.

**No. 9: Seattle, Washington**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $64,188.

**No. 9: Seattle, Washington**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $64,188.

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**No. 8: Trenton, New Jersey**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $65,631.

**No. 8: Trenton, New Jersey**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $65,631.

**No. 8: Trenton, New Jersey**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $65,631.

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**No. 7: Washington, D.C.**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $66,433.

**No. 7: Washington, D.C.**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $66,433.

**No. 7: Washington, D.C.**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $66,433.

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**No. 6: Druham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $69,468.

**No. 6: Druham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $69,468.

**No. 6: Druham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina**
The real GDP per...capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $69,468.

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**No. 5: San Francisco, California**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $69,542.

**No. 5: San Francisco, California**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $69,542.

**No. 5: San Francisco, California**
The real GDP per capita in...2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $69,542.

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**No. 4: Casper, Wyoming**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $76,467.

**No. 4: Casper, Wyoming**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $76,467.

**No. 4: Casper, Wyoming**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this...metropolitan statistical area was $76,467.

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**No. 3: Fairfield County, Connecticut**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $80,158.

**No. 3: Fairfield County, Connecticut**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $80,158.

**No. 3: Fairfield County, Connecticut**
The real GDP per capita...in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $80,158.

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**No. 2: San Jose, California**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $90,528.

**No. 2: San Jose, California**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $90,528.

**No. 2: San Jose, California**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in...this metropolitan statistical area was $90,528.

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**No. 1: Midland, Texas**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $100,178.

**No. 1: Midland, Texas**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this metropolitan statistical area was $100,178.

**No. 1: Midland, Texas**
The real GDP per capita in 2012 in this...metropolitan statistical area was $100,178.