Per Capita Income by State

Per capita income (PCI) is a common measurement that assesses the average income earned per person in a certain region and during a specific year. It is calculated by adding up all incomes within the region and dividing it by the region’s population, which includes children as well as adults. While this measure has its limitation (e.g. not taking inflation into consideration), PCI is a useful method for comparing the standard of living and quality of life of various regions: the higher the per capita income is, the wealthier a population is. 

Nationwide, the per capita income was $35,384 in 2020 according to the United States Census Bureau. Looking more precisely into each state, the PCI can differ greatly from one to another. Various factors can affect the PCI, including, but not limited to, education, the type of population, overall economic well-being, and specific state legislation.  

Learn for yourself how per capita income varies from state to state by checking the data in the charts.

Personal Income Per Capita by State

Alabama

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$48,540

#49 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

14.9%

#7 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$56,929

#46 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#32 in the US

Alaska

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$67,742

#12 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.6%

#37 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$81,133

#12 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.34

#20 in the US

Arizona

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,422

#41 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.8%

#14 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$70,821

#28 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.8

#8 in the US

Arkansas

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$50,943

#46 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

15.2%

#4 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$50,784

#49 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11

#16 in the US

California

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$77,211

#4 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

11.5%

#23 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$81,575

#11 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$15

#1 in the US

Colorado

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$70,764

#9 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9%

#38 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$84,954

#8 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.56

#9 in the US

Connecticut

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$82,918

#3 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.7%

#39 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$80,958

#13 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$14

#3 in the US

Delaware

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,998

#24 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.9%

#28 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$68,687

#32 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.5

#21 in the US

District of Columbia

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$98,317

#1 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

15%

#5 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$90,640

#2 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$15.2

#2 in the US

Florida

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$61,529

#21 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.4%

#15 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$59,734

#44 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10

#22 in the US

Georgia

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,366

#37 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

14%

#8 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$61,497

#42 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#33 in the US

Hawaii

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$58,967

#28 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

8.9%

#48 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$82,199

#9 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.1

#23 in the US

Idaho

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$52,021

#45 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.1%

#29 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$76,918

#18 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#34 in the US

Illinois

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$67,767

#11 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

11%

#24 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$79,253

#16 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12

#10 in the US

Indiana

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,644

#33 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

11.6%

#25 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$70,190

#29 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#35 in the US

Iowa

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$57,012

#31 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.2%

#30 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$72,429

#25 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#36 in the US

Kansas

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,660

#25 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.6%

#31 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$75,979

#20 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#37 in the US

Kentucky

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$50,713

#47 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

14.9%

#9 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$55,629

#47 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#38 in the US

Louisiana

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,074

#42 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

17.8%

#2 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$57,206

#45 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#39 in the US

Maine

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$57,319

#30 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.6%

#32 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$71,139

#26 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.75

#11 in the US

Maryland

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$69,694

#10 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9%

#40 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$97,332

#1 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.5

#12 in the US

Massachusetts

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$83,229

#2 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.4%

#41 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$86,566

#7 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$14.25

#4 in the US

Michigan

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,684

#40 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.6%

#16 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$64,488

#35 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.87

#25 in the US

Minnesota

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,579

#16 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

8.3%

#49 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$80,441

#14 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.33

#24 in the US

Mississippi

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$44,796

#51 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

18.7%

#1 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$46,637

#51 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#40 in the US

Missouri

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,141

#39 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.1%

#17 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$63,594

#37 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11.15

#17 in the US

Montana

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,936

#32 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.4%

#18 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$64,999

#34 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.2

#26 in the US

Nebraska

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$62,776

#19 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.2%

#42 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$78,109

#17 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9

#27 in the US

Nevada

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$58,451

#29 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.5%

#19 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$64,340

#36 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.5

#28 in the US

New Hampshire

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$74,229

#7 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

7%

#50 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$88,841

#3 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#41 in the US

New Jersey

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$75,086

#6 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.4%

#43 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$88,559

#4 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$13

#6 in the US

New Mexico

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$49,396

#48 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

16.8%

#3 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$53,463

#48 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11.5

#18 in the US

New York

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$77,029

#5 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.7%

#20 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$72,920

#23 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$13.2

#7 in the US

North Carolina

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,654

#36 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.9%

#21 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,891

#38 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#42 in the US

North Dakota

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,324

#17 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.2%

#33 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$68,882

#31 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#43 in the US

Ohio

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,548

#34 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

12.6%

#22 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,689

#39 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.3

#29 in the US

Oklahoma

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$53,579

#43 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

14.3%

#10 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$60,096

#43 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#44 in the US

Oregon

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$60,990

#22 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

11%

#26 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$81,855

#10 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.5

#13 in the US

Pennsylvania

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$64,370

#18 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.9%

#34 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$72,627

#24 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#45 in the US

Rhode Island

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$61,726

#20 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10.6%

#35 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$74,982

#21 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.25

#14 in the US

South Carolina

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$52,047

#44 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

13.8%

#11 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,542

#40 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#46 in the US

South Dakota

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,647

#15 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

11.6%

#27 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$73,893

#22 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.95

#30 in the US

Tennessee

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,315

#38 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

13.6%

#12 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,166

#41 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#47 in the US

Texas

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$60,427

#23 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

13.4%

#13 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$67,404

#33 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#48 in the US

Utah

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,268

#35 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

7.3%

#51 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$87,649

#5 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#49 in the US

Vermont

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,652

#26 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.4%

#44 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$76,079

#19 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.55

#15 in the US

Virginia

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$66,396

#13 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.2%

#45 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$80,268

#15 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11

#19 in the US

Washington

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$72,163

#8 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.5%

#46 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$87,648

#6 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$14.49

#5 in the US

West Virginia

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$48,192

#50 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

15.8%

#6 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$46,836

#50 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$8.75

#31 in the US

Wisconsin

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,064

#27 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

10%

#36 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$69,943

#30 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#50 in the US

Wyoming

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PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$66,337

#14 in the US

POVERTY RATEhelp

9.2%

#47 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$71,052

#27 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#51 in the US