May 16, 2019

The percent change in real metropolitan area personal income ranged from 14.8 percent in Midland, MI to -5.9 percent in Enid, OK.

Real Personal Income for Metro Areas
  • Large metropolitan areas — those with population greater than two million — with the fastest growth in real personal income were New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (4.3 percent), Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (4.3 percent), and Austin-Round Rock, TX (4.1 percent).
  • The large metropolitan areas with the slowest growth in real personal income were Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (1.6 percent), St. Louis, MO-IL (1.8 percent), and Pittsburgh, PA (1.8 percent).
  • Large metropolitan areas with the highest regional price parities (RPPs) were San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (128.0), New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (122.3), and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, (118.4).
  • Large metropolitan areas with the lowest RPPs were Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (90.0), Cleveland-Elyria, OH (90.2), and St. Louis, MO-IL (91.4).
  • Across large metropolitan areas, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA had the highest RPP for housing rents (195.0) and Cleveland-Elyria, OH had the lowest (77.2).

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