Scrunchie map

MarketWatch social media editor Shawn Langlois presents an animated map of the U.S. economy, showing just how concentrated it can be in certain areas. The map, made by Max Galka of the Metrocosm blog, shows that the East and West dominate the shares of the nation's total gross domestic product, and morphs to show the proportions of concentrated economic activity in each county.

Drilling down a bit and putting some of the numbers in perspective, Galka pointed out that Greater New York’s GDP of $1.5 trillion (in 2014 numbers) is bigger than all but 11 countries in the world, ranking right there above Australia and South Korea, but below Canada and Russia.

Langlois also provides a map of the 10 biggest metro areas and their GDP.

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