According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, Wisconsin had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $29,196 which ranked 21st in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 96% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 2.8% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, Wisconsin had a total personal income (TPI) of $157,831,749,000 which ranked 19th in the United States and accounted for 1.8% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 3.4% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.
Earnings of persons employed in Wisconsin increased from $106,673,167,000 in 2000 to $109,311,907,000 in 2001, an increase of 2.5%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 24.9% of earnings; durable goods manufacturing, 14.8%; and state and local government, 12.9%. 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 5.9%; the fastest was state and local government, which increased 7.9%.
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $45,349 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $65,441 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 8.6% which placed it 12th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.