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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Personal Income Per Capita, 1999

Table 6
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Connecticut $39,300   27 Kansas $26,824
2 Massachusetts 35,551   28 Wyoming 26,396
3 New Jersey 35,551   29 Missouri 26,376
4 NEW YORK $33,890   30 Indiana 26,143
5 Maryland 32,465   31 North Carolina 26,003
6 Colorado 31,546   32 Vermont 25,889
7 Illinois 31,145   33 Iowa 25,615
8 New Hampshire 31,114   34 Tennessee 25,574
9 Nevada 31,022   35 Arizona 25,189
10 Minnesota 30,793   36 South Dakota 25,045
11 Delaware 30,778   37 Maine 24,603
12 Washington 30,392   38 South Carolina 23,545
13 California 29,910   39 North Dakota 23,313
14 Virginia 29,789   40 Utah 23,288
15 Rhode Island 29,377   41 Kentucky 23,237
16 Pennsylvania 28,605   42 Alabama 22,987
17 Alaska 28,577   43 Oklahoma 22,953
18 Michigan 28,113   44 Louisiana 22,847
19 Florida 27,780   45 Idaho 22,835
20 Hawaii 27,544   46 Arkansas 22,244
21 Wisconsin 27,390   47 Montana 22,019
22 Georgia 27,340   48 New Mexico 21,853
23 Ohio 27,152   49 West Virginia 20,966
24 Nebraska 27,049   50 Mississippi 20,688
25 Oregon 27,023   U.S. average $28,542
26 Texas 26,858   N.Y.S. above avg. 18.7%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
New Yorkers' relatively high incomes are a positive economic indicator and generate high levels of tax revenue for public services.