State Annual Personal Income, 2020 (Preliminary) and State Quarterly Personal Income, 4th Quarter 2020
State personal income increased 6.1 percent in 2020 after increasing 3.9 percent in 2019. In 2020, the increase in transfer receipts was the leading contributor to personal income growth in all states and the District of Columbia. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 8.4 percent in Arizona and Montana to 2.4 percent in Wyoming.
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- State Retirement Income Estimates and an Alternative Measure of State Personal Income (WP2008-01) by David G. Lenze | April 2008
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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.