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Washington and U.S. per capita personal income

Year Washington U.S.
2018 $60,781 $53,712
2017 $58,918 $52,783
2016 $57,539 $51,795
2015 $56,354 $51,410
2014 $54,148 $49,513
2013 $51,517 $47,898
2012 $51,651 $48,270
2011 $49,141 $47,133
2010 $48,090 $45,853
2009 $48,139 $45,186
2008 $51,197 $47,007
2007 $51,045 $47,162
2006 $48,870 $46,259
2005 $46,867 $44,694
2004 $46,899 $43,916
2003 $45,397 $42,948
2002 $44,903 $42,645
2001 $45,142 $42,877
2000 $45,456 $42,411
1999 $44,011 $40,655
1998 $42,305 $39,653

Inflation-adjusted to 2018 dollars

1980-2018

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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 2018, Washington state ranked 9th among the states in per capita personal income.

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Last modified: May 2, 2019
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