California - Income

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, California had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $32,655 which ranked 11th in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 107% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 0.9% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, California had a total personal income (TPI) of $1,129,868,238,000 which ranked 1st in the United States and accounted for 13% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 2.7% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.

Earnings of persons employed in California increased from $818,770,591,000 in 2000 to $830,828,637,000 in 2001, an increase of 1.5%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 33.0% of earnings; state and local government, 12.2%; and durable goods manufacturing, 9.7%. Of the industries that accounted for at least 5% of earnings in 2001, the slowest growing from 2000 to 2001 was durable goods manufacturing, which decreased 14.9%; the fastest was state and local government, which increased 10.6%.

According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $46,802 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $63,761 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 13.1% which placed it 39th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.

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