Personal income last published on September 30, 2014.
Personal Income for California
The population of California in 2012 was 37,999,878. Its rank was 1st in the nation.
Per Capita Personal Income
In 2012, California had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $47,505. This PCPI ranked 11th in the United States and was 107 percent of the national average, $44,200. The 2012 PCPI reflected an increase of 6.2 percent from 2011. The 2011-2012 national change was 4.4 percent. In 2002, the PCPI of California was $34,229 and ranked 10th in the United States. The 2002-2012 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 3.3 percent. The compound annual growth rate for the nation was 3.3 percent.
Per Capita Personal Income, 2012
Per Capita Income as a Percent of the United States
Total Personal Income
In 2012, California had a total personal income (TPI) of $1,805,193,769*. This TPI ranked 1st in the United States . In 2002, the TPI of California was $1,193,641,064* and ranked 1st in the United States.
*Total personal income estimates are in thousands of dollars, not adjusted for inflation.
|2011-2012 percent change||2002-2012 CAGR|
|California||7.1 %||4.2 %|
|U.S.||5.2 %||4.3 %|
|CAGR: compound annual growth rate|
Components of Total Personal Income
Total personal income includes net earnings by place of residence; dividends, interest, and rent; and personal current transfer receipts received by the residents of California.
2011-2012 percent change
|Net earnings||6.7 %||4.9 %|
|Dividends, interest, and rent||11.6 %||9.3 %|
|Personal current transfer receipts||3.0 %||1.9 %|
|Net earnings||3.4 %||3.6 %|
|Dividends, interest, and rent||5.7 %||5.0 %|
|Personal current transfer receipts||6.4 %||6.3 %|
|CAGR: compound annual growth rate|
Percent Contribution to Total Personal Income
|Net earnings by place of residence|
|Dividends, interest, and rent|
|Personal current transfer receipts|
GDP last published on June 11, 2014.
GDP for California
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by State
In 2013, California current-dollar GDP was $2,202.7 billion and ranked 1st in the United States. In 2003, California GDP was $1,534.6 billion and ranked 1st in the United States.
In 2013, California real GDP grew 2.0 percent; the 2012-2013 national change was 1.8 percent. The 2003-2013 compound annual growth rate for California real GDP was 1.5 percent; the compound annual growth rate for the nation was 1.5 percent.
GDP by State for Industries
In 2013, the largest industry in California was finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing. This industry accounted for 20.9 percent of California GDP and had 2.1 percent real growth. The second largest industry was professional and business services, which accounted for 13.2 percent of California GDP and had 1.0 percent real growth.
The largest contributor to real GDP growth in California was information. This industry accounted for 0.72 percentage point of the total growth in real GDP. The second largest contributor was finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing. This industry accounted for 0.44 percentage point of the total growth in real GDP.*
* The industry contributions, or sum thereof, may be larger than 100 percent (and the percentage points larger than the percent change) because growing and declining industries offset one another.
Top Five State Industries as a percent of Total GDP, 2013
|Information||Educational services, health care, and social assistance|
|Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing||Government|
|Professional and business services||All others|