2009 County Per Capita Personal Income


2009 County Per Capita Personal Income St. Louis County had the highest per capita income in Missouri in 2009, according to recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The county's per capita income of $52,214 was more than $16,000 higher than the state average of $36,181. Fifty-six counties in Missouri had per capita incomes of $30,000 or higher in 2009. Bollinger County had the largest increase in per capita income between 2008 and 2009 with growth of 11.4 percent.

Percapit Income 2009

St. Louis County was followed by Pulaski ($42,392), Platte ($42,266), Andrew ($40,911) and Cole ($39,578).

Top 20 Missouri Counties in Per Capita Income (PCI) 2009
Area 2009 PCI Rank in State Area 2009 PCI Rank in State
St. Louis  $52,214 1 Boone  $36,649 11
Pulaski  $42,392 2 Gentry  $35,986 12
Platte  $42,266 3 Clay  $35,887 13
Andrew  $40,911 4 Howard  $35,286 14
Cole  $39,578 5 Chariton  $35,205 15
St. Charles  $38,494 6 Saline  $34,918 16
Atchison  $38,273 7 Greene  $34,691 17
Holt  $37,122 8 Franklin  $34,487 18
Jackson  $37,058 9 Ray  $34,475 19
Lafayette  $36,850 10 Cape Girardeau  $34,282 20

Missouri's per capita income dropped by -1.9 percent from $36,884 in 2008 to $36,181 in 2009. The largest increase was in Bollinger County at 11.4 percent, with an increase of $2,885 in per capita income. Per capita income had a small increase in over half of Missouri counties from 2008 to 2009 with five counties having an increase of 5 percent or higher.

Top Ten Missouri Counties in Percent Change from 2008 to 2009
Area 2009 Percent Change from 08 to 09
Bollinger  28,157 11.4%
Atchison  38,273 8.6%
Holt  37,122 8.1%
Worth  29,553 7.3%
Iron  31,599 5.8%
Wayne  26,782 4.9%
Carter  26,783 4.6%
Nodaway  27,534 4.4%
Ripley  25,627 4.0%
Macon  30,205 4.0%

 

Per Capita Change in Wages

Missouri Per Capita Income Change (PCI) 2008 to 2009
Area 2008 PCI 2009 PCI Percent Change Area 2008 PCI 2009 Wages Percent Change
Adair  $26,748 $27,111 1.4% Macon  $29,046 $30,205 4.0%
Andrew  $40,286 $40,911 1.6% Madison  $24,599 $25,214 2.5%
Atchison  $35,257 $38,273 8.6% Maries  $27,358 $27,706 1.3%
Audrain  $31,108 $30,366 -2.4% Marion  $31,077 $31,374 1.0%
Barry  $27,691 $27,496 -0.7% McDonald  $25,181 $24,697 -1.9%
Barton  $28,251 $28,193 -0.2% Mercer  $28,107 $28,833 2.6%
Bates  $32,659 $32,656 0.0% Miller  $26,192 $25,881 -1.2%
Benton  $27,037 $27,766 2.7% Mississippi  $28,812 $28,349 -1.6%
Bollinger  $25,272 $28,157 11.4% Moniteau  $31,252 $30,700 -1.8%
Boone  $36,545 $36,649 0.3% Monroe  $28,923 $29,931 3.5%
Buchanan  $31,324 $31,542 0.7% Montgomery  $32,203 $31,685 -1.6%
Butler  $33,391 $33,444 0.2% Morgan  $29,425 $28,870 -1.9%
Caldwell  $33,782 $33,976 0.6% New Madrid  $31,637 $30,005 -5.2%
Callaway  $27,886 $28,048 0.6% Newton  $32,510 $32,300 -0.6%
Camden  $33,395 $32,946 -1.3% Nodaway  $26,386 $27,534 4.4%
Cape Girardeau  $34,385 $34,282 -0.3% Oregon  $23,739 $24,369 2.7%
Carroll  $33,527 $33,722 0.6% Osage  $34,263 $33,528 -2.1%
Carter  $25,607 $26,783 4.6% Ozark  $23,045 $23,479 1.9%
Cass  $33,950 $33,840 -0.3% Pemiscot  $31,695 $31,010 -2.2%
Cedar  $25,532 $25,683 0.6% Perry  $29,382 $29,299 -0.3%
Chariton  $34,918 $35,205 0.8% Pettis  $30,487 $30,125 -1.2%
Christian  $28,849 $27,972 -3.0% Phelps  $30,759 $31,386 2.0%
Clark  $29,531 $30,117 2.0% Pike  $27,440 $27,447 0.0%
Clay  $36,515 $35,887 -1.7% Platte  $42,801 $42,266 -1.2%
Clinton  $33,762 $34,079 0.9% Polk  $25,968 $25,978 0.0%
Cole  $39,581 $39,578 0.0% Pulaski  $41,410 $42,392 2.4%
Cooper  $29,893 $29,525 -1.2% Putnam  $26,546 $26,500 -0.2%
Crawford  $29,031 $28,347 -2.4% Ralls  $31,836 $32,244 1.3%
Dade  $28,310 $28,079 -0.8% Randolph  $28,522 $28,294 -0.8%
Dallas  $26,956 $25,979 -3.6% Ray  $34,401 $34,475 0.2%
Daviess  $27,369 $27,172 -0.7% Reynolds  $27,450 $28,349 3.3%
DeKalb  $22,640 $23,129 2.2% Ripley  $24,641 $25,627 4.0%
Dent  $26,534 $27,075 2.0% Saline  $34,726 $34,918 0.6%
Douglas  $24,151 $23,705 -1.8% Schuyler  $24,740 $25,440 2.8%
Dunklin  $29,512 $29,546 0.1% Scotland  $27,541 $27,607 0.2%
Franklin  $35,535 $34,487 -2.9% Scott  $31,616 $31,802 0.6%
Gasconade  $30,703 $30,791 0.3% Shannon  $21,413 $21,952 2.5%
Gentry  $34,669 $35,986 3.8% Shelby  $31,223 $32,289 3.4%
Greene  $35,059 $34,691 -1.0% St. Charles  $39,857 $38,494 -3.4%
Grundy  $28,873 $29,863 3.4% St. Clair  $25,668 $26,272 2.4%
Harrison  $27,939 $28,089 0.5% St. Francois  $26,602 $26,974 1.4%
Henry  $30,917 $31,460 1.8% St. Louis  $54,924 $52,214 -4.9%
Hickory  $22,483 $23,310 3.7% St. Louis City $32,582 $32,026 -1.7%
Holt  $34,349 $37,122 8.1% Ste. Genevieve  $33,046 $33,080 0.1%
Howard  $34,521 $35,286 2.2% Stoddard  $31,786 $30,782 -3.2%
Howell  $26,262 $26,624 1.4% Stone  $31,480 $30,991 -1.6%
Iron  $29,868 $31,599 5.8% Sullivan  $32,943 $32,028 -2.8%
Jackson  $37,485 $37,058 -1.1% Taney  $29,109 $28,790 -1.1%
Jasper  $28,765 $28,666 -0.3% Texas  $23,032 $23,567 2.3%
Jefferson  $33,521 $32,617 -2.7% Vernon  $29,869 $28,750 -3.7%
Johnson  $27,942 $27,488 -1.6% Warren  $33,290 $32,497 -2.4%
Knox  $30,920 $31,245 1.1% Washington  $24,440 $24,689 1.0%
Laclede  $26,291 $25,973 -1.2% Wayne  $25,533 $26,782 4.9%
Lafayette  $36,681 $36,850 0.5% Webster  $25,316 $25,568 1.0%
Lawrence  $26,145 $25,775 -1.4% Worth  $27,530 $29,553 7.3%
Lewis  $28,337 $28,693 1.3% Wright  $22,807 $23,304 2.2%
Lincoln  $28,190 $27,442 -2.7% Missouri  $36,884 $36,181 -1.9%
Linn  $29,314 $30,350 3.5% Missouri Metro Areas $39,388 $38,399 -2.5%
Livingston  $32,740 $33,439 2.1% Missouri Non-Metro Areas $29,303 $29,420 0.4%

 

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis


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