Real Personal Income by State and Metropolitan Area, 2018

Real state personal income grew 3.4 percent in 2018, after increasing 2.9 percent in 2017, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Real state personal income is a state’s current-dollar personal income adjusted by the state’s regional price parity and the national personal consumption expenditures price index.  The percent change in real state personal income ranged from 6.7 percent in Wyoming to 0.9 percent in Mississippi. Across metropolitan areas, the percent change ranged from 15.6 percent in Midland, TX to -1.1 percent in Sebring-Avon Park, FL.

  • Current Release: May 18, 2020
  • Next release: December 15, 2020

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. 

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