How Connecticut’s per capita personal income has grown

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The state of Connecticut ranks number one in average per capita personal income of $64,864, according to 2014 data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic analysis.

The state continues to hold its number one spot ahead of the national average of $46,049.

TrendCT wanted to see how individual metropolitan areas in the state contributed to the high average and how that’s changed over time.

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area’s high per-capita personal income has historically driven up the state’s average. In 2013, which is the latest that metro-specific data is available, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk had a per-capita personal income average of $82,000.

The next city closest to that was Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford at $55,000.

Looking at the figures adjusted for inflation, it appears that there has always been a gap between Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk and the other metro areas in the state.

But in the ’90s, the gap started growing more pronounced by almost $20,000 to $30,000 in recent years.

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