According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, Pennsylvania had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $30,752 which ranked 16th in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 101% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 3.3% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, Pennsylvania had a total personal income (TPI) of $378,350,395,000 which ranked 6th in the United States and accounted for 4.4% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 3.5% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.
Earnings of persons employed in Pennsylvania increased from $251,749,824,000 in 2000 to $258,915,007,000 in 2001, an increase of 2.8%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 31.4% of earnings; durable goods manufacturing, 10.0%; and state and local government, 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 4.4%; the fastest was construction (6.0% of earnings in 2001), which increased 5.5%.
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $43,742 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $66,130 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 9.2% which placed it 16th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.