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Washington and U.S. per capita personal income

Year Washington U.S.
2020 $68,322 $59,729
2019 $65,530 $57,140
2018 $63,855 $56,047
2017 $61,244 $54,633
2016 $59,524 $53,368
2015 $58,077 $52,856
2014 $55,644 $50,864
2013 $53,949 $49,188
2012 $53,048 $49,569
2011 $50,595 $48,403
2010 $49,560 $47,088
2009 $49,562 $46,403
2008 $52,585 $48,273
2007 $52,426 $48,432
2006 $50,303 $50,505
2005 $48,252 $46,898
2004 $48,240 $45,099
2003 $46,617 $44,105
2002 $46,058 $44,793
2001 $46,389 $44,032
2000 $46,753 $43,553

Inflation-adjusted to 2020 dollars

1980-2020

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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 2020, Washington state ranked 7th among the states in per capita personal income.

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

Last updated
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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