According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, Idaho had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $24,506 which ranked 43rd in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 81% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 2.2% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, Idaho had a total personal income (TPI) of $32,362,804,000 which ranked 42nd in the United States and accounted for 0.4% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 3.8% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.
Earnings of persons employed in Idaho increased from $22,190,551,000 in 2000 to $22,773,259,000 in 2001, an increase of 2.6%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 24.2% of earnings; state and local government, 13.2%; and durable goods manufacturing, 11.5%. 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 19.1%; the fastest was construction (8.3% of earnings in 2001), which increased 8.9%.
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $37,462 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $51,098 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 12.7% which placed it 35 among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.