Per capita personal income by county

Per Capita Personal Income, 1980

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • The 1980 for Washington State was $27,609 (inflation-adjusted to 2016 dollars).
  • Pend Oreille and Ferry counties had the lowest per capita personal income at $17,081 and $17,124, respectively.
  • At the high end of the spectrum were Garfield ($34,032), King ($32,997) and Lincoln ($31,790) counties.

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Per Capita Personal Income, 1990

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • The 1990 per capita personal income for Washington state was $33,609 (inflation-adjusted to 2016 dollars).
  • Ferry County had the lowest per capita personal income at the county level at $21,208.
  • At the high end of the spectrum was King County at $42,600. King County was the only county with a per capita personal income over $40,000.

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Per Capita Personal Income, 2000

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • In 2000, the Washington state per capita personal income was $44,681 (inflation-adjusted to 2016 dollars).
  • Only two counties topped the state average: King County at $77,213 and San Juan County at $69,155.
  • Three counties had per capita personal incomes below $28,000: Ferry ($24,410), Franklin ($27,298) and Stevens ($27,310).

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Per Capita Personal Income, 2016

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • In 2016, the Washington state per capita personal income was $54,579.
  • Two counties bettered the state average: King County at $72,530 and San Juan County at $66,255.
  • Three counties had per capital personal income below $36,000: Ferry (32,876), Franklin ($35,339) and Whitman ($35,697).

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Change in Per Capita Personal Income, 2000–2016

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • Overall, inflation-adjusted per capita personal income increased by 22.2 percent in Washington between 2000 and 2016. At the county level, the change ranged from a 10.8 percent gain for Thurston County to a 51.6 percent increase for Adams County. King County experienced a middling 23.2 percent gain during this period because of its dependence on the Financial Sector which was severely impacted during the great recession.

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Last updated: January 29, 2018
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov