Personal income grew in 2015 in 2,552 counties, fell in 548, and was unchanged in 13. On average, personal income rose 4.7 percent in 2015 in the metropolitan portion of the United States and rose 2.7 percent in the nonmetropolitan portion. Personal income growth in 2015 ranged from -30.3 percent in Sully County, South Dakota to 35.0 percent in Loving County, Texas.
Per capita personal income—personal income divided by population—is a useful metric for making comparisons of the level of personal income across counties. In 2015, it ranged from $16,007 in Wheeler County, Georgia to $194,861 in Teton County, Wyoming.
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