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Washington and U.S. per capita personal income

Year Washington U.S.
2019 $64,898 $56,663
2018 $62,992 $55,290
2017 $60,628 $53,737
2016 $58,872 $52,558
2015 $57,295 $52,138
2014 $54,922 $50,197
2013 $52,257 $48,539
2012 $52,350 $48,913
2011 $49,924 $47,759
2010 $48,898 $46,458
2009 $48,898 $45,782
2008 $51,881 $47,626
2007 $51,724 $47,783
2006 $49,630 $46,869
2005 $47,606 $45,283
2004 $47,594 $44,495
2003 $45,993 $43,514
2002 $45,441 $43,207
2001 $45,768 $43,442
2000 $46,127 $42,970
1999 $44,733 $41,191

Inflation-adjusted to 2019 dollars

1980-2019

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  • Personal income includes all income earned by Washington households, including wages, self-employment income, interest, dividends, rent, social security, and other transfer payments.
  • Washington per capita personal income has been higher than that of the United States overall in almost every year since 1980.
  • Income from stock options and software industry wages helped boost Washington's per capita income in the late 1990s.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2004 Microsoft paid a dividend of $3 per share, which increased the growth rate of Washington's personal income in 2004 by three percentage points above what it would have been without the dividend.
  • In 2019, Washington state ranked 9th among the states in per capita personal income.

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E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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