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Real Personal Income: Metro Area Per Capita, Price-Adjusted Data


Update: View the latest 2015 personal income estimates for metro areas.

The purchasing power of personal incomes grew for most metro areas between 2009 and 2012 as the economy recovered.

The map below shows percentage changes in real per capita personal income over the three-year period, as estimated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Metro areas recording the largest gains in purchasing power are shaded in dark green; those experiencing declines are shaded brown.

In computing the estimates, BEA accounted for regional price levels of consumption goods and services and changes in in a national price index.

Pan the map to view Alaska and Hawaii.


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