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Washington and U.S. per capita personal income

Year Washington U.S.
2016 $53,493 $49,571
2015 $52,636 $48,806
2014 $51,616 $47,565
2013 $49,827 $46,366
2012 $50,127 $46,891
2011 $47,669 $45,792
2010 $46,443 $44,333
2009 $46,622 $43,872
2008 $50,302 $46,134
2007 $49,439 $45,581
2006 $47,426 $44,825
2005 $45,736 $43,490
2004 $45,834 $42,903
2003 $44,281 $41,996
2002 $43,898 $41,684
2001 $44,126 $41,958
2000 $44,681 $41,637
1999 $43,202 $39,838
1998 $41,533 $38,831
1997 $38,948 $37,026
1996 $37,420 $35,890
1995 $35,997 $34,830
1994 $35,447 $34,003
1993 $35,044 $33,431
1992 $34,923 $33,221
1991 $33,966 $32,245
1990 $33,609 $32,657

Inflation-adjusted to 2016 dollars

1980-2016

Washington and U.S. per capita personal income, annual beginning in 1980. Washington values higher than U.S. each year since about 1989. Both U.S. and Washington decreasing since 2006.

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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 2016, Washington state ranked 13th among the states in per capita income.

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Last modified: August 16, 2017
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