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Washington and U.S. per capita personal income

Year Washington U.S.
2017 $56,283 $50,392
2016 $55,616 $50,090
2015 $54,767 $49,931
2014 $53,088 $48,445
2013 $50,758 $47,197
2012 $51,062 $47,736
2011 $48,552 $46,618
2010 $47,292 $45,132
2009 $47,462 $44,662
2008 $51,208 $46,965
2007 $50,329 $46,401
2006 $48,280 $45,632
2005 $46,560 $44,273
2004 $46,659 $43,676
2003 $45,078 $42,752
2002 $44,688 $42,434
2001 $44,920 $42,713
2000 $45,485 $42,387
1999 $43,980 $40,555
1998 $42,281 $39,530
1997 $39,650 $37,693

Inflation-adjusted to 2017 dollars

1980-2017

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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 2017, Washington state ranked 13th among the states in per capita personal income.

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Last modified: January 29, 2018
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