Personal Income by State, 2021 (Preliminary) and 4th Quarter 2021
State personal income increased 7.4 percent in 2021 after increasing 6.6 percent in 2020. In 2021, increases in earnings, transfer receipts, and property income (dividends, interest, and rent) contributed to personal income growth in all states and the District of Columbia. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 9.6 percent in Idaho to 4.5 percent in Vermont.
- Effects of Pandemic Response Programs on State Personal Income (PDF)Updated
- Effects of Pandemic Response Programs on State Personal Income (XLSX)Updated
- Downloadable Data
- Data Table Availability
- Statistical Area Delineations including Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
- BEA Regions
- Glossary Glossary of Terms Specific to the Regional Program
- Transactions of State and Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Experimental Estimates by State | SCB, July 2020
- Transactions of State and Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Experimental Estimates by State, Associated Tables | SCB, July 2020
- Preview of the 2021 Annual Update of the Regional Economic Accounts
- Regional Quarterly Report | SCB, March 2019
- Preview of the 2018 Comprehensive Update of the Regional Economic Accounts
- Comprehensive Revision of State Personal Income | SCB, November 2013
- An Examination of Revisions to the Quarterly Estimates of State Personal Income | SCB, August 2012
- The Reliability of the State Personal Income Estimates | SCB, December 2003
- State Retirement Income Estimates and an Alternative Measure of State Personal Income (WP2008-01) by David G. Lenze | April 2008
- Reliability of the State Personal Income Estimates | (WP2004-01) by Robert L. Brown, Bruce T. Grimm, and Marian B. Sacks
What is Personal Income by State?
The income people living in each state and the District of Columbia get from wages, proprietors' income, dividends, interest, rents, and government benefits. These statistics help assess and compare the economic well-being of state residents.