The map below illustrates annual changes in personal income per capita from 2010 to 2011 using data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Drag to pan the map, then click a county to view data for your area. Please zoom out to view Alaska and Hawaii.
Personal income amounts shown for the given years are not adjusted for inflation (the Consumer Price Index adjustment was 26.6 percent for 2000-2010). Personal income per capita rates were computed using midyear census population estimates.
Estimates for some Virginia counties making up state combination areas were not available.
The state's high cost of living has pushed hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income workers to other states,
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.
It's worse in the South.