2012 County Per Capita Personal Income


St. Louis County had the highest per capita income in Missouri in 2012, according to recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The county's per capita income of $54,524 was over $15,000 higher than the state average of $39,133. Seventy-five counties in Missouri had per capita incomes of $30,000 or higher in 2012. Holt County had the largest increase in per capita income between 2011 and 2012 with growth of 8.2 percent.


Missouri 2012 Per Capita Income

Percapit Income 2009

St. Louis County ($54,524) was followed by Andrew ($46,968), Platte ($46,416), St. Charles ($42,845) and Cole ($41,243).

Top 20 Missouri Counties in Per Capita Income (PCI) 2012
Rank in State Area 2012 Per Capita Income Rank in State Area 2012 Per Capita Income
1 St. Louis County  $54,524 11 Atchison County  $39,413
2 Andrew County  $46,968 12 Missouri state total $39,133
3 Platte County  $46,416 13 Chariton County  $38,801
4 St. Charles County  $42,845 14 Lafayette County  $38,203
5 Cole County  $41,243 15 St. Louis City  $37,896
6 Jackson County  $40,728 16 Ray County  $37,734
7 Holt County  $40,072 17 Scott County  $37,427
8 Clay County  $39,986 18 Franklin County  $37,397
9 Pulaski County  $39,828 19 Clinton County  $37,342
10 Boone County  $39,557 20 Cape Girardeau County  $37,321

Missouri's per capita income rose by 3.0 percent from $37,988 in 2011 to $39,133 in 2012. The largest increase was in Holt County at 8.2 percent, with an increase of $3,044 in per capita income. Per capita income had an increase in eight in ten of Missouri counties from 2011 to 2012 with seventen counties having an increase of 5 percent or higher.

Top Ten Missouri Counties in Percent Change from 2011 to 2012
Area 2011 2012 % Change 2011 to 2012
Holt County  $37,028 $40,072 8.2%
Oregon County $24,775 $26,593 7.3%
Dade County $26,512 $28,352 6.9%
Reynolds County  $26,738 $28,473 6.5%
Maries County $32,721 $34,676 6.0%
Ozark County  $25,880 $27,410 5.9%
Scotland County $29,857 $31,555 5.7%
Shannon County  $22,335 $23,580 5.6%
Jasper County  $30,043 $31,643 5.3%
Ste. Genevieve County $34,508 $36,337 5.3%


Missouri Per Capita Income
Percent Change 2011 to 2012

Per Capita Change in Wages

Missouri Per Capita Income Change (PCI) 2011 to 2012
Area 2011 2012 % Change          2011 to 2012 Area 2011 2012 % Change          2011 to 2012
Adair County  $28,730 $29,558 2.9% Livingston County  $33,203 $33,393 0.6%
Andrew County  $45,589 $46,968 3.0% Macon County  $31,880 $32,465 1.8%
Atchison County  $42,093 $39,413 -6.4% Madison County  $28,366 $29,284 3.2%
Audrain County  $31,841 $32,140 0.9% Maries County  $32,721 $34,676 6.0%
Barry County  $30,076 $30,289 0.7% Marion County  $33,889 $35,038 3.4%
Barton County  $29,017 $30,200 4.1% McDonald County  $25,222 $25,581 1.4%
Bates County  $32,742 $33,842 3.4% Mercer County  $28,651 $29,171 1.8%
Benton County  $29,080 $29,947 3.0% Miller County  $27,018 $27,922 3.3%
Bollinger County  $27,003 $28,426 5.3% Mississippi County  $28,503 $29,001 1.7%
Boone County  $38,171 $39,557 3.6% Moniteau County  $32,133 $31,976 -0.5%
Buchanan County  $34,378 $35,587 3.5% Monroe County  $31,454 $31,497 0.1%
Butler County  $34,994 $34,687 -0.9% Montgomery County  $31,986 $32,811 2.6%
Caldwell County  $37,597 $37,303 -0.8% Morgan County  $32,819 $33,529 2.2%
Callaway County  $29,765 $30,167 1.4% New Madrid County  $32,667 $32,164 -1.5%
Camden County  $33,394 $34,499 3.3% Newton County  $34,906 $36,059 3.3%
Cape Girardeau County  $36,130 $37,321 3.3% Nodaway County  $27,999 $28,103 0.4%
Carroll County  $37,108 $36,206 -2.4% Oregon County  $24,775 $26,593 7.3%
Carter County  $26,829 $27,825 3.7% Osage County  $35,911 $36,113 0.6%
Cass County  $35,799 $36,789 2.8% Ozark County  $25,880 $27,410 5.9%
Cedar County  $26,593 $27,189 2.2% Pemiscot County  $33,892 $33,385 -1.5%
Chariton County  $40,056 $38,801 -3.1% Perry County  $31,351 $32,997 5.3%
Christian County  $32,230 $33,922 5.2% Pettis County  $32,189 $32,195 0.0%
Clark County  $31,818 $33,163 4.2% Phelps County  $32,305 $33,247 2.9%
Clay County  $38,914 $39,986 2.8% Pike County  $29,582 $29,651 0.2%
Clinton County  $37,293 $37,342 0.1% Platte County  $45,415 $46,416 2.2%
Cole County  $40,299 $41,243 2.3% Polk County  $26,987 $28,041 3.9%
Cooper County  $31,395 $31,382 0.0% Pulaski County  $40,491 $39,828 -1.6%
Crawford County  $31,322 $32,527 3.8% Putnam County  $29,297 $28,894 -1.4%
Dade County  $26,512 $28,352 6.9% Ralls County  $34,152 $34,172 0.1%
Dallas County  $28,667 $29,862 4.2% Randolph County  $32,827 $33,994 3.6%
Daviess County  $30,708 $29,938 -2.5% Ray County  $36,718 $37,734 2.8%
DeKalb County  $25,325 $25,039 -1.1% Reynolds County  $26,738 $28,473 6.5%
Dent County  $28,321 $29,061 2.6% Ripley County  $26,092 $26,486 1.5%
Douglas County  $25,631 $26,512 3.4% Saline County  $37,478 $35,699 -4.7%
Dunklin County  $31,938 $31,586 -1.1% Schuyler County  $25,649 $25,009 -2.5%
Franklin County  $36,033 $37,397 3.8% Scotland County  $29,857 $31,555 5.7%
Gasconade County  $32,185 $33,375 3.7% Scott County  $36,218 $37,427 3.3%
Gentry County  $36,781 $36,248 -1.4% Shannon County  $22,335 $23,580 5.6%
Greene County  $34,418 $35,560 3.3% Shelby County  $34,969 $33,173 -5.1%
Grundy County  $32,129 $31,890 -0.7% St. Charles County  $41,374 $42,845 3.6%
Harrison County  $31,776 $30,862 -2.9% St. Clair County  $27,253 $28,627 5.0%
Henry County  $32,674 $33,790 3.4% St. Francois County  $27,987 $28,707 2.6%
Hickory County  $22,916 $24,130 5.3% St. Louis City County  $36,752 $37,896 3.1%
Holt County  $37,028 $40,072 8.2% St. Louis County  $52,427 $54,524 4.0%
Howard County  $36,529 $36,956 1.2% Ste. Genevieve County  $34,508 $36,337 5.3%
Howell County  $27,664 $28,638 3.5% Stoddard County  $33,676 $32,971 -2.1%
Iron County  $28,434 $29,888 5.1% Stone County  $33,631 $35,387 5.2%
Jackson County  $39,841 $40,728 2.2% Sullivan County  $34,028 $32,876 -3.4%
Jasper County  $30,043 $31,643 5.3% Taney County  $27,291 $27,861 2.1%
Jefferson County  $34,686 $36,014 3.8% Texas County  $24,902 $25,614 2.9%
Johnson County  $30,331 $30,807 1.6% Vernon County  $31,636 $32,713 3.4%
Knox County  $32,026 $32,929 2.8% Warren County  $33,654 $34,786 3.4%
Laclede County  $28,049 $29,168 4.0% Washington County  $26,417 $27,493 4.1%
Lafayette County  $37,840 $38,203 1.0% Wayne County  $26,573 $27,060 1.8%
Lawrence County  $27,258 $27,711 1.7% Webster County  $27,613 $28,421 2.9%
Lewis County  $29,077 $29,782 2.4% Worth County  $31,092 $31,723 2.0%
Lincoln County  $30,323 $31,733 4.6% Wright County  $24,699 $25,149 1.8%
Linn County  $32,762 $33,592 2.5% Missouri  $37,988 $39,133 3.0%

Source:Bureau of Economic Analysis


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