Category Archives: Personal Income

State Personal Income Patterns

Personal income is the income received by all persons from all sources;
the sum of net earnings by place of residence, property income, and personal current transfer receipts. This section, updated quarterly, summarizes tools available to analyze patterns of state personal income. See the calendar for schedule.

2013Q3 Patterns
State personal income growth slowed slightly to 1.1 percent in the third quarter of 2013, from 1.2 percent in the second quarter. Growth slowed in 25 states, accelerated in 22, and was unchanged in 3 states and the District of Columbia. Growth across states ranged from 0.4 percent in New Mexico to 1.9 percent in Mississippi.

The map presented below shows the percent change in personal income by state over the year 2012Q2 to 2013Q3 (the most recent estimate). Click the graphic to view a larger map that shows more detail and legend.

State Quarterly Personal Income; Percent Change 2012Q3 to 2013Q3

Interactive Table
Use this interactive table to view, rank, compare personal income by state based on estimates developed by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

More Detail
Total personal income is the “tip of the iceberg.” To understand “what is the meaning of these state patterns of total personal income requires looking under the hood. The following more detailed data show estimates of the components of personal income for Texas.

Texas Components of Personal Income

GIS Project
The map view shown above was developed using CV XE GIS with associated GIS project (available for download by ProximityOne User Group members
(join now, no fee). Use the associated GIS project to visually analyze personal income patterns; integrate your own data.

Use Situation & Outlook to access/analyze the more detailed personal income data, integrated with related demographic-economic data.