Per capita personal income by county

Per Capita Personal Income, 1980

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • The 1980 for Washington State was $27,261 (inflation-adjusted to 2015 dollars).
  • Pend Oreille and Ferry counties had the lowest per capita personal income at $16,865 and $16,907, respectively.
  • At the high end of the spectrum were Garfield ($33,602), King ($32,581), and Lincoln ($31,389) 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 $33,184 (inflation-adjusted to 2015 dollars).
  • Ferry County had the lowest per capita personal income at the county level at $20,940.
  • At the high end of the spectrum was King County at $42,062. 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 $44,166 (inflation-adjusted to 2015 dollars).
  • Only two counties topped the state average: King County at $61,896 and San Juan County at $54,834.
  • Three counties had per capita personal incomes below $28,000: Ferry ($24,102), Franklin ($26,953), and Stevens ($26,965).

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Per Capita Personal Income, 2015

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • In 2015, the Washington state per capita personal income was $51,898.
  • Two counties bettered the state average: King County at $72,530, and San Juan County at $66,255.
  • Two counties had per capital personal income below $34,000: Franklin ($31,681) and Ferry ($33,955).

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Change in Per Capita Personal Income, 2000–2015

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

  • Overall, inflation-adjusted per capita personal income increased by 17.6 percent in Washington between 2000 and 2015. At the county level, the change ranged from a 7.9 percent gain for Thurston County to a 45.1 percent increase for Adams County. King County experienced a below average 17.2 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: August 16, 2017
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov