Personal income grew in 2014 in 2,662 counties, fell in 438, and was unchanged in 13. On average, personal income rose 4.6 percent in 2014 in the metropolitan portion of the United States and rose 3.2 percent in the nonmetropolitan portion. The metropolitan and nonmetropolitan portions grew 1.1 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively, in 2013. The percent change from 2013 to 2014 in personal income ranged from -35.1 percent in Wallace County, Kansas to 83.7 percent in McPherson County, Nebraska.
Per capita personal income—personal income divided by population—is a useful metric for making comparisons of the level of personal income across counties. Per capita personal income for 2014 ranged from $15,787 in Wheeler County, Georgia to $194,485 in Teton County, Wyoming.
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Personal income grew in 2013 in 2,695 counties, fell in 390, and was unchanged in 28. On average, personal income rose 2.0 percent in 2013 in the metropolitan portion of the United States and rose 2.1 percent in the nonmetropolitan portion. The metropolitan and nonmetropolitan portions grew 5.3 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively, in 2012. The percent change from 2012 to 2013 in personal income ranged from -35.0 percent in Lamoure County, North Dakota to 32.3 percent in Greeley County, Kansas. Inflation, as measured by the national price index for personal consumption expenditures, slowed to 1.2 percent in 2013 from 1.8 percent in 2012.
Per capita personal income—personal income divided by population–is a useful metric for making comparisons of the level of personal income across counties. Per capita personal income for 2013 ranged from $17,536 in Telfair County, Georgia to $121,632 in New York County, New York.
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On May 5th, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) restored detailed estimates on employment, farm income and expenses, and personal current transfer receipts as well as expanded industrial detail for compensation and earning for 108 industries to its Local Area Personal Income (LAPI) program.
The current transfer receipts statistics can be found in the redesigned LAPI table CA35. The redesigned table continues to include major categories such as: Social Security benefits; Medicare benefits; Military medical insurance benefits; Supplemental security income benefits; Supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits; State unemployment insurance compensation; and Veterans benefits.
The CA35 table also includes new detail on the Earned income tax credit. The CA35 table continues to be fully consistent with State tables SA35 and SQ35 which present annual and quarterly State statistics on personal current transfer receipts.
|CA35 Personal current transfer receipts
||Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars)
||Current transfer receipts of individuals from governments
||Retirement and disability insurance benefits
||Social Security benefits
||Excluding Social Security benefits
||Public assistance medical care benefits
||Military medical insurance benefits
||Income maintenance benefits
||Supplemental security income (SSI) benefits
||Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
||Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
||Other income maintenance benefits
||Unemployment insurance compensation
||State unemployment insurance compensation
||Excluding state unemployment insurance compensation
||Education and training assistance
||Other transfer receipts of individuals from governments
||Current transfer receipts of nonprofit institutions
||Current transfer receipts of individuals from businesses
Thank you for your continued interest and support for BEA’s LAPI program. For further information about the statistics, contact the Regional Income Division at 202-606-5360, or e-mail email@example.com.