The U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis released statistics of real personal income for states and metropolitan areas on Dec. 14, 2021. Real personal income increased 5.3 percent in 2020 for the nation after increasing 2.6 percent in 2019. Across states, the percent change in real personal income ranged from 9.8 percent in Idaho to 1.6 percent in Alaska. The release also includes new estimates of 2020 real personal income for the metropolitan areas and revised data for the states and metropolitan areas for 2008 to 2019.
- Experimental Estimates of PCE-Weighted Regional Price Parities and Real PCE by State SCB, September 2020 (PDF)
- Real Per Capita Personal Income and Regional Price Parities for 2015 SCB, August 2017 (PDF)
What is Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas?
Statistics that are adjusted using BEA's regional price parities to better compare the buying power of personal income across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, or from one metro area to another. They are also adjusted for inflation over time.