Iowa's Per Capita
Personal Income

Per capita personal income helps assess the economic well-being of our residents, and serves as a gauge for our over all economic performance.  This report is based on estimates provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

What is Personal Income?

Personal income is income that Iowa residents get from paychecks, employer-provided supplements such as insurance, business ownership, rental property, Social Security and other government benefits, interest, and dividends.  It does not include capital gains from changes in stock prices.  Per capita personal income is Iowa's personal income divided by its population.  Quarterly estimates use midquarter population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Quarterly estimates are expressed at annual rates.
Future Ready Iowa Logo and Mission

How are we improving income?

In 2018, Governor Reynolds signed the Future Ready Iowa Act, launching an aggressive workforce policy initiative to ensure that 70 percent of Iowans in the workforce achieve training or education beyond high school by the year 2025.  In 2019, Future Ready Iowa made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of Iowans seeking new opportunities.  Future Ready Iowa connects Iowans to the training and education required for good paying jobs and careers to improve people's lives.  Go to the Future Ready Iowa website for more information.

Per Capita Personal Income for Iowa Counties

County level estimates are only available on an annual basis.  Per capita personal income for a county is its total personal income divided by its population.  Annual estimates use midyear population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Below you can compare Iowa Counties using the most recent estimate, or see how per capita personal income has changed in your county over time.