Per capita personal income by county

Per Capita Personal Income, 1980

Inflation-Adjusted to 2017 Dollars

  • The 1980 for Washington State was $28,612 (inflation-adjusted to 2017 dollars).
  • Pend Oreille and Ferry counties had the lowest per capita personal income at $17,663 and $17,694, respectively.
  • At the high end of the spectrum were Garfield ($35,067), King ($34,265) and Lincoln ($32,805) counties.

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Per Capita Personal Income, 1990

Inflation-Adjusted to 2017 Dollars

  • The 1990 per capita personal income for Washington state was $33,857 (inflation-adjusted to 2017 dollars).
  • Ferry County had the lowest per capita personal income at the county level at $21,484.
  • At the high end of the spectrum was King County at $42,854. 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 2017 Dollars

  • In 2000, the Washington state per capita personal income was $44,550 (inflation-adjusted to 2017 dollars).
  • Only two counties topped the state average: King County at $62,376 and San Juan County at $54,633.
  • Three counties had per capita personal incomes below $28,000: Ferry ($24,508), Franklin ($27,291) and Stevens ($27,300).

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Per Capita Personal Income, 2017

Inflation-Adjusted to 2017 Dollars

  • In 2017, the Washington state per capita personal income was $57,896.
  • Two counties bettered the state average: King County at $83,383 and San Juan County at $72,153.
  • Two counties had per capital personal income below $36,000: Ferry (35,7771) and Franklin ($35,587).

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Change in Per Capita Personal Income, 2000–2017

Inflation-Adjusted to 2017 Dollars

  • Overall, inflation-adjusted per capita personal income increased by 30.0 percent in Washington between 2000 and 2017. At the county level, the change ranged from a 16.5 percent gain for Columbia County to a 46.2 percent increase for Chelan County. King County experienced a middling 33.7 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: May 22, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov