Indicator: Per Capita Personal Income

Measure: BEA-REIS Per capita income (CA04) in dollars for county/region/state

Baseline: 2007 County, State, and United States estimates

Data source: Bureau of Economic Analysis: Regional Economic Information System (REIS) DVD.   To order a free copy of the REIS DVD-ROM, call 1-800-704-0415 (outside the United States, call 202-606-9666).  See also,

http://www.bea.gov/regional/reis/default.cfm?selTable=CA04

Frequency of review: Annual

Per Capita Personal Income is calculated as the personal income of the residents of a given area divided by the resident population of the area. In computing per capita personal income, BEA uses the Census Bureau’s annual midyear population estimates.  It is broadly representative of the amount of wealth within the local economy standardized by the number of people in the study area.  Per capita income has its weaknesses as a measure, particularly in that it does not account for income distribution.  However, as a benchmarking tool for comparing study areas, it is a straightforward and easily-compared estimate of wealth that accounts for population.  Per capita personal income is available for each year from 1969 but is not adjusted for inflation.

Per Capita Income by Region

Region

Average Per Capita Income

10 Year
Percent Change

 

1997

2007

 

Region 1 $18,894 $26,434 39.91%

Region 2

$16,894

$26,038

54.13%

Region 3

$21,470

$32,884

53.16%

Region 4

$17,792

$26,770

50.46%

Region 5

$16,043

$25,979

61.93%

Region 6

$16,564

$24,613

48.59%

Region 7

$18,600

$28,011

50.59%

Region 8

$19,561

$29,734

52.01%

Region 9

$21,588

$32,137

48.86%

Region 10

$17,784

$26,747

50.40%

Region 11

$19,560

$29,374

50.18%

Region 12

$20,332

$29,743

46.29%

Source:  Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2009 and South Central Alabama Development Commission, March 2010

Notes:

1.  Per capita personal income was computed using Census Bureau midyear population estimates.  Estimates for 2000-2007 reflect population estimates available as of April 2009.

2.  All state and local area dollar estimates are in current dollars (not adjusted for inflation).

Source: Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2009 and South Central Alabama Development Commission, March 2010 Notes: 1. Per capita personal income was computed using Census Bureau midyear population estimates. Estimates for 2000-2007 reflect population estimates available as of April 2009. 2. All state and local area dollar estimates are in current dollars (not adjusted for inflation).

Source: Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2009 and South Central Alabama Development Commission, March 2010

Per Capita Income by County

Area 2007 Area 2007
United States $38,615 Hale $22,649
State of Alabama $32,419 Henry $25,840
Alabama Metropolitan $34,300 Houston $33,462
Alabama Nonmetropolitan $27,754 Jackson $27,051
Autauga $29,927 Jefferson $42,834
Baldwin $35,021 Lamar $24,281
Barbour $23,663 Lauderdale $28,669
Bibb $23,415 Lawrence $26,781
Blount $24,586 Lee $26,883
Bullock $21,430 Limestone $29,309
Butler $27,363 Lowndes $24,065
Calhoun $30,907 Macon $21,807
Chambers $25,411 Madison $38,263
Cherokee $25,285 Marengo $28,686
Chilton $26,532 Marion $25,708
Choctaw $25,526 Marshall $28,766
Clarke $26,922 Mobile $28,905
Clay $26,093 Monroe $25,557
Cleburne $26,845 Montgomery $37,311
Coffee $31,838 Morgan $33,938
Colbert $27,463 Perry $23,494
Conecuh $24,715 Pickens $26,285
Coosa $23,445 Pike $31,564
Covington $26,804 Randolph $23,777
Crenshaw $29,642 Russell $26,611
Cullman $27,404 St. Clair $29,643
Dale $27,938 Shelby $44,414
Dallas $26,200 Sumter $22,043
DeKalb $25,327 Talladega $29,593
Elmore $29,173 Tallapoosa $27,994
Escambia $25,277 Tuscaloosa $33,916
Etowah $28,349 Walker $29,295
Fayette $24,166 Washington $23,483
Franklin $25,640 Wilcox $19,504
Geneva $26,531 Winston $24,690
Greene $27,556

Source:  Regional Economic Information System,
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of
Commerce, April 2009

Per Capita Income by Statistical Area

Metropolitan Statistical 

Area

Per Capita Income 10 Year 

Percent Change

1997 2007
Anniston-Oxford $19,147 $30,907 61.4%
Auburn-Opelika $18,144 $26,883 48.2%
Birmingham-Hoover $24,445 $39,401 61.2%
Decatur $21,220 $32,295 52.2%
Dothan $20,284 $31,277 54.2%
Florence-Muscle Shoals $20,142 $28,209 40.1%
Gadsden $19,268 $28,349 47.1%
Huntsville $24,213 $36,550 51.0%
Mobile $19,317 $28,905 49.6%
Montgomery $22,467 $34,126 51.9%
Tuscaloosa $20,137 $32,634 62.1%
Micropolitan Statistical 

Area

Per Capita Income 10 Year 

Percent Change

1997 2007
Albertville $19,744 $28,766 45.7%
Alexander City $18,931 $27,038 42.8%
Cullman $19,041 $27,404 43.9%
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley $22,767 $35,021 53.8%
Enterprise-Ozark $19,097 $29,859 56.4%
Eufaula $16,250 $23,511 44.7%
Fort Payne $18,304 $25,327 38.4%
Scottsboro $18,643 $27,051 45.1%
Selma $17,051 $26,200 53.7%
Talladega-Sylacauga $17,066 $29,593 73.4%
Troy $18,428 $31,564 71.3%
Tuskegee $14,561 $21,807 49.8%
Valley $17,888 $25,411 42.1%

Source:  Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2009