According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, Georgia had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $28,523 which ranked 27th in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 94% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 1.5% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, Georgia had a total personal income (TPI) of $239,753,556,000 which ranked 11th in the United States and accounted for 2.8% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 3.6% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.
Earnings of persons employed in Georgia increased from $177,874,724,000 in 2000 to $183,090,588,000 in 2001, an increase of 2.9%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 27.9% of earnings; transportation and public utilities, 10.6%; and state and local government, 10.3%. Of the industries that accounted for at least 5% of earnings in 2001, the slowest growing from 2000 to 2001 was durable goods manufacturing (6.2% of earnings in 2001), which decreased 5.3%; the fastest was state and local government, which increased 6.9%.
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $42,887 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $59,497 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 12.6% which placed it 34th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.