Community Research Institute

Per capita personal income is total personal income divided by the resident population as of July 1 of the same year. Personal income is the sum of net earnings by place of residence, rental income of persons, personal dividend income, personal interest income, and transfer payments (e.g. social security). Note that the resident population is all people, including children and the elderly. Therefore, the age composition of the resident population can influence substantially the per capita personal income of an area.

MSA
2009
2010
2011
2012
Change from 2009-12
Madison, WI $43,802 $44,073 $46,479 $48,026 9.6%
Des Moines, IA $43,207 $43,324 $45,130 $46,753 8.2%
Peoria, IL $39,763 $40,243 $44,151 $46,412 16.7%
Nashville, TN $39,458 $40,696 $42,629 $45,213 14.6%
Indianapolis, IN $37,797 $38,444 $40,467 $42,342 12.0%
Evansville, IN-KY  $35,730 $36,790 $39,176 $40,437 13.2%
Lexington, KY $36,452 $37,027 $38,836 $39,925 9.5%
Dayton, OH $35,830 $36,629 $38,736 $39,891 11.3%
South Bend, IN-MI $33,909 $34,535 $36,279 $37,929 11.9%
Toledo, OH $33,897 $34,607 $36,758 $37,693 4.5%
Grand Rapids, MI $32,839 $33,948 $35,845 $37,264 13.5%
Chattanooga, TN-GA $33,290 $34,540 $35,899 $37,228 11.8%
Fort Wayne, IN $33,214 $33,701 $35,584 $37,226 12.1%
Kalamazoo, MI $33,926 $34,390 $35,944 $36,916 8.8%
Rockford, IL $32,526 $33,377 $34,962 $36,916 11.8%

Note: Data has not been adjusted for inflation in the table above or the chart below.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Chart showing 2012 per capita income and the change in per capita income from 2009 to 2012 as presented in the table above.