While per capita personal income had just about returned to pre-recession levels in 2012, incomes grew far faster in select counties across the country, mostly in Great Plains states.
The following map shows changes in per capita personal income, by U.S. county, between 2007 and 2012. Income data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and adjusted for inflation using CPI-U.
Please pan the map to view Alaska and Hawaii.
2007-2012 Per Capita Personal Income (Inflation-Adjusted) Change
Income growth has been stagnant since the recession, but the country's pasterns are very different. From booms in the District of Columbia and the oil-producing states of North Dakota and Wyoming to shrinking paychecks in Nevada, Georgia and Arizona, economic recovery looks pretty complicated.