Itasca County vs. Minnesota
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Gross Domestic Product Growth and Change, 2001-2021
Introduction
Itasca County vs. Minnesota
Itasca County:
2021 GDP = $2,428,918K
2021 Percent of State = 0.59%
Minnesota:
2021 GDP = $412,458,614K
2021 Percent of U.S. = 1.77%
Nationally, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is widely regarded as the foremost blue-chip barometer for tracking and calibrating the economic performance of the economy nationwide. Like its closely followed national counterpart, the GDP of Itasca County is the most comprehensive measure of output of all goods and services produced by labor and property located within Itasca County. It is a market valuation of the goods and services-both private and public-produced within a regional economy.
Unlike the widely and frequently reported employment and job numbers that measure labor as one of the units of input into production, GDP is a valuation of the output. Also, while County Personal Income is representative of the "purchasing power" of those that reside within a county, think of Gross Domestic Product as representative of the "producing power" of that county.
For a more detailed and technical explanation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by County compiled by the Regional Product Branch of Bureau of Economic Analysis please refer to the A Primer on Local Area Gross Domestic Product Methodology article found on the BEA website.

BEA: Definition

GDP by county is the county counterpart of the Nation's gross domestic product (GDP), the Bureau's featured and most comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP by county is derived as the sum of the GDP originating in all the industries in a county.

The statistics of real GDP by county are prepared in chained (2012) dollars. Real GDP by county is an inflation-adjusted measure of each county's gross product that is based on national prices for the goods and services produced within that county. The statistics of real GDP by county and of quantity indexes with a base year of 2012 were derived by applying national chain-type price indexes to the current-dollar GDP-by-county values for the 64 detailed NAICS-based industries for 1997 forward.

The chain-type index formula that is used in the national accounts is then used to calculate the values of total real GDP by county and of real GDP by county at more aggregated industry levels. Real GDP by county may reflect a substantial volume of output that is sold to other counties and regions. To the extent that a county's output is produced and sold in national markets at relatively uniform prices (or sold locally at national prices), real GDP by state captures the differences across states that reflect the relative differences in the mix of goods and services that the counties produce. However, real GDP by county does not capture geographic differences in the prices of goods and services that are produced and sold locally.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Product Division.
BEA News Release (GDP by State). 2013. Web.
https://www.bea.gov/data/gdp/gdp-state.

BEA: Relation of GDP by county to U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

An industry's GDP by county, or its value added, in practice, is calculated as the sum of incomes earned by labor and capital and the costs incurred in the production of goods and services. That is, it includes the wages and salaries that workers earn, the income earned by individual or joint entrepreneurs as well as by corporations, and business taxes such as sales, property, and Federal excise taxes that count as a business expense.

GDP is calculated as the sum of what consumers, businesses, and government spend on final goods and services, plus investment and net foreign trade. In theory, incomes earned should equal what is spent, but due to different data sources, income earned, usually referred to as gross domestic income (GDI), does not always equal what is spent (GDP). The difference is referred to as the "statistical discrepancy."

Starting with the 2004 comprehensive revision, BEA's annual industry accounts and its GDP-by-county accounts allocate the statistical discrepancy across all private-sector industries. Therefore, the GDP-by-county statistics are now conceptually more similar to the GDP statistics in the national accounts than they had been in the past.

U.S. real GDP by county for the advance year, 2012, may differ from the Annual Industry Accounts' GDP by industry and, hence NIPA (National Income and Product Account) GDP, because of different sources and vintages of data used to estimate GDP by state and NIPA GDP. For the revised years of 2009-2011, U.S. GDP by county is nearly identical to GDP by industry except for small differences resulting from the GDP-by-county accounts' exclusion of overseas Federal military and civilian activity (because it cannot be attributed to a particular state). The GDP-by-industry statistics are identical to those from the 2012 annual revision of the NIPAs, released in July 2012. However, because of revisions since July 2012, GDP in the NIPAs may differ from U.S. GDP by county.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Product Division.
BEA News Release (GDP by State). 2013. Web.
https://www.bea.gov/data/gdp/gdp-state.

Itasca County Gross Domestic Product, 2002-2021
Current vs. Chained 2012 Dollars (Millions)
Itasca County Gross Domestic Product, 2002-2021
Current vs. Chained 2012 Dollars (Millions)
Figure 1.
Figure 1 depicts Itasca County's annual gross domestic product over 2002-2021 in current and constant (chained 2012) dollars. Constant dollar measurements remove the effects of inflation. They allow for comparison of changes in the real total good and services output of Itasca County over time.
When measured in current dollars, Itasca County's GDP increased 77.95%, from $1,365M in 2002 to $2,429M in 2021. When measured in constant 2012 dollars to adjust for inflation, it advanced 9.27%, from $1,807M in 2002 to $1,974M in 2021.
Real Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2021 (Millions)
Real Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2021 (Millions)
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks Itasca County's and Minnesota's annual real gross domestic product for the period 2001-2021 to illustrate real gross domestic product patterns over time. During this 21-year period, Itasca County's real gross domestic product rose from $1,786M in 2001 to $1,974M in 2021, for a net gain of $188M, or 10.55%. In comparison, Minnesota's real GDP advanced from $247,599M in 2001 to $346,204M in 2021, for a net advance of $98,605M, or 39.82%.
Real Gross Domestic Product Indices (2001=100): 2001-2021
Real Gross Domestic Product Indices (2001=100): 2001-2021
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Itasca County's real gross domestic product growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Minnesota, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's real gross domestic product in 2001 as a base figure of 100, and the real gross domestic products in later years as a percentage of the 2001 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in real gross domestic product growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Itasca County's overall real GDP growth was 10.55% over 2001-2021 trailed Minnesota's increase of 39.82%, and fell below the United States' increase of 47.85%.
Gross Domestic Product as a Percent of the Minnesota Total: 2001-2021
Gross Domestic Product as a Percent of the Minnesota Total: 2001-2021
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of comparing the gross domestic product growth of Itasca County is to trace its individual percentage contributions to Minnesota's statewide gross domestic product over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's gross domestic product grew faster, or declined less, than Minnesota's gross domestic product, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 2001, Itasca County's GDP comprised 0.68% of Minnesota's GDP, while in 2021 it totaled 0.59% thereby yielding a -0.10% share-shift.
   
 
Gross Domestic Product Share-Shift
2021 vs. 2001
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2021
vs.
2001
-0.10%
=
0.59%
-
0.68%
 
   
Itasca County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change, 2002-2021
Itasca County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change, 2002-2021
Figure 5.
Figure 5 shows the short-run pattern of Itasca County's real gross domestic product growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 2002-2021. The average annual percent change for the entire 20-year period is also illustrated on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Itasca County's real GDP grew at an annual rate of 0.68% over 2002-2021. The county posted its highest growth in 2010 (17.94%) and recorded its lowest growth in 2020 (-8.26%). In 2021, Itasca County's real GDP grew by 9.15%
Itasca County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 2002-2021
Itasca County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 2002-2021
Figure 6.
Figure 6 again shows the annual percent change in Itasca County's real gross domestic product since 2002, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 2000s, 2010s, and 2020-2021.
During 2002-2009, Itasca County's annual real GDP growth rate averaged -1.03%. It averaged 2.09% during the 2010s, 0.45% thus far this decade (2020-2021).
Real Gross Domestic Product Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Real Gross Domestic Product Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Itasca County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Minnesota and the nation. As the chart reveals, Itasca County's average annual real gross domestic product growth fell below Minnesota's average during the 2000s (-1.03% vs. 1.47%), recorded above Minnesota's average during the 2010s (2.09% vs. 2.07%), and trailed Minnesota's average over the 2 year period of the current decade, 2020-2021 (0.45% vs. 0.92%).
Finally, relative to nationwide real gross domestic product growth trends, Itasca County trailed the nation over the 2000s (-1.03% vs. 1.77%), posted below the nation throughout the 2010s (2.09% vs. 2.25%), and lagged the nation over 2020-2021 (0.45% vs. 1.59%).
   
 
Real* Gross Domestic Product Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
0.68
-1.03
2.09
0.45
9.15
 
1.72
1.47
2.07
0.92
5.39
 
1.99
1.77
2.25
1.59
5.95
 
   

Interactive TableTip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank and/or sort the data.

   
 
Itasca County:
Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2021
 
2001
 
1,341,250
0.873
1,785,838
100.0
N
0.68
2002
 
1,364,933
0.883
1,806,837
101.2
1.18
0.67
2003
 
1,360,298
0.858
1,755,966
98.3
-2.82
0.63
2004
 
1,427,944
0.872
1,785,744
100.0
1.70
0.62
2005
 
1,489,503
0.871
1,782,355
99.8
-0.19
0.61
2006
 
1,562,041
0.867
1,774,988
99.4
-0.41
0.62
2007
 
1,579,112
0.853
1,746,167
97.8
-1.62
0.60
2008
 
1,642,762
0.867
1,775,052
99.4
1.65
0.61
2009
 
1,592,522
0.800
1,637,754
91.7
-7.73
0.61
2010
 
1,889,204
0.944
1,931,488
108.2
17.94
0.69
2011
 
2,063,477
1.011
2,069,424
115.9
7.14
0.72
2012
 
2,046,794
1.000
2,046,794
114.6
-1.09
0.69
2013
 
2,144,763
1.033
2,114,176
118.4
3.29
0.69
2014
 
2,096,979
0.979
2,004,541
112.2
-5.19
0.65
2015
 
1,998,176
0.922
1,887,649
105.7
-5.83
0.60
2016
 
2,079,936
0.959
1,963,601
110.0
4.02
0.60
2017
 
2,077,572
0.934
1,911,777
107.1
-2.64
0.59
2018
 
2,245,962
0.983
2,012,835
112.7
5.29
0.60
2019
 
2,256,051
0.963
1,971,596
110.4
-2.05
0.59
2020
 
2,105,162
0.884
1,808,824
101.3
-8.26
0.56
2021
 
2,428,918
0.965
1,974,270
110.6
9.15
0.59
Source: Calculations by the Minnesota Regional Economic Analysis Project (MN-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2022
REAP_PI_CA1400_2000_PSN
 
   

Interactive TableTip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank and/or sort the data.

   
 
Minnesota:
Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2021
 
2001
 
196,006,103
0.830
247,599,396
100.0
N
1.85
2002
 
203,713,754
0.850
253,478,444
102.4
2.37
1.86
2003
 
215,721,824
0.885
264,165,919
106.7
4.22
1.88
2004
 
231,267,116
0.924
275,560,077
111.3
4.31
1.89
2005
 
245,380,521
0.954
284,636,949
115.0
3.29
1.88
2006
 
252,295,934
0.953
284,381,954
114.9
-0.09
1.83
2007
 
262,063,145
0.960
286,299,204
115.6
0.67
1.81
2008
 
267,420,614
0.967
288,420,642
116.5
0.74
1.81
2009
 
262,088,933
0.930
277,494,084
112.1
-3.79
1.81
2010
 
274,231,335
0.962
287,140,134
116.0
3.48
1.82
2011
 
287,039,334
0.985
293,783,150
118.7
2.31
1.84
2012
 
298,328,302
1.000
298,328,302
120.5
1.55
1.84
2013
 
311,126,364
1.024
305,486,423
123.4
2.40
1.85
2014
 
324,751,364
1.053
314,091,330
126.9
2.82
1.85
2015
 
335,530,173
1.069
318,913,222
128.8
1.54
1.84
2016
 
344,060,818
1.086
324,030,294
130.9
1.60
1.84
2017
 
353,664,935
1.098
327,483,228
132.3
1.07
1.82
2018
 
372,011,280
1.129
336,892,243
136.1
2.87
1.81
2019
 
383,956,557
1.142
340,557,127
137.5
1.09
1.80
2020
 
376,814,364
1.101
328,489,541
132.7
-3.54
1.79
2021
 
412,458,614
1.160
346,204,304
139.8
5.39
1.77
Source: Calculations by the Minnesota Regional Economic Analysis Project (MN-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2022
REAP_PI_CA1400_2000_PSN
 
   

Interactive TableTip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank and/or sort the data.

   
 
United States:
Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2021
 
2001
 
10,581,929,000
0.816
13,263,417,000
100.0
N
2002
 
10,929,108,000
0.830
13,488,357,000
101.7
1.70
2003
 
11,456,450,000
0.853
13,865,519,000
104.5
2.80
2004
 
12,217,196,000
0.886
14,399,696,000
108.6
3.85
2005
 
13,039,197,000
0.917
14,901,269,000
112.3
3.48
2006
 
13,815,583,000
0.942
15,315,943,000
115.5
2.78
2007
 
14,474,228,000
0.961
15,623,871,000
117.8
2.01
2008
 
14,769,862,000
0.962
15,642,962,000
117.9
0.12
2009
 
14,478,067,000
0.937
15,236,262,000
114.9
-2.60
2010
 
15,048,970,000
0.963
15,648,991,000
118.0
2.71
2011
 
15,599,731,000
0.978
15,891,534,000
119.8
1.55
2012
 
16,253,970,000
1.000
16,253,970,000
122.5
2.28
2013
 
16,843,196,000
1.018
16,553,348,000
124.8
1.84
2014
 
17,550,687,000
1.042
16,932,051,000
127.7
2.29
2015
 
18,206,023,000
1.070
17,390,295,000
131.1
2.71
2016
 
18,695,106,000
1.088
17,680,274,000
133.3
1.67
2017
 
19,477,337,000
1.112
18,076,651,000
136.3
2.24
2018
 
20,533,058,000
1.145
18,609,078,000
140.3
2.95
2019
 
21,380,976,000
1.171
19,036,052,000
143.5
2.29
2020
 
21,060,474,000
1.139
18,509,143,000
139.6
-2.77
2021
 
23,315,081,000
1.206
19,609,812,000
147.8
5.95
Source: Calculations by the Minnesota Regional Economic Analysis Project (MN-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2022
REAP_PI_CA1400_2000_PN
 
   
Copyright © 2023. Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project (PNREAP). All Rights Reserved.

Please stay tuned...
while your request is processing:

Please wait while your request is being processed...
To offer the most comprehensive set of interactive options in support of your research, MN-REAP calculates and crunches most of the data and generates the narrative and graphic analysis on demand in response to your request.
Your request will soon be available.
Just a few more seconds....Your request has been generated and is now loading the results.