According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, New Hampshire had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $33,969 which ranked 7th in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 112% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 2.1% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, New Hampshire had a total personal income (TPI) of $42,778,997,000 which ranked 37th in the United States and accounted for 0.5% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 3.7% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.
Earnings of persons employed in New Hampshire increased from $27,488,487,000 in 2000 to $28,315,411,000 in 2001, an increase of 3.0%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 30.1% of earnings; durable goods manufacturing, 14.1%; and retail trade, 11.8%. 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 5.6%; the fastest was construction (7.5% of earnings in 2001), which increased 11.8%.
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $48,928 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $72,606 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 6.2% which placed it 1st among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.