Personal Income by County and Metropolitan Area, 2020
In 2020, personal income increased in 3,040 counties, decreased in 69, and was unchanged in 3. Personal income increased 6.4 percent in the metropolitan portion of the United States and increased 7.6 percent in the nonmetropolitan portion. Personal income estimates were impacted by the response to the spread of COVID-19, as governments issued and lifted “stay-at-home” orders. The full economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be quantified in the local area personal income estimates, because the impacts are generally embedded in source data and cannot be separately identified.
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- Regional Definitions Glossary of Terms Specific to the Regional Program
- Statistical Area Delineations including Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
- 250 Highest and Lowest County Per Capita Personal Incomes
- Component Counties by State
- Economic Information for Coastal Areas
What is Personal Income by County, Metro, and Other Areas?
Income that people get from wages, proprietors' income, dividends, interest, rents, and government benefits. A person's income is counted in the county, metropolitan statistical area, or other area where they live, even if they work elsewhere.