Personal Income

Per Capita Personal Income

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, San Francisco, California, and the United States

Data Source:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Per capita values are calculated using personal income data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis and population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau mid-year population estimates. Silicon Valley data are for Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. All per capita income values have been inflation-adjusted and are reported in 2017 dollars using the Bay Area consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Silicon Valley and San Francisco data, the California consumer price index for all urban consumers from the California Department of Finance May Revision Forecast (April 2018) for California data, and the U.S. city average consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The personal per capita income for the United States is derived from state and regional data (as opposed to National Income and Product Accounts data), which include all persons who reside in a state, regardless of the duration of residence, except for foreign nationals employed by their home governments in the United States. State personal income includes the income of resident foreign nationals working in the United States—including migrant workers—regardless of length of residency. It excludes the portion of income earned abroad by U.S. citizens living abroad for less than a year. It also excludes the earnings of federal civilian and military personnel stationed abroad and the property income received by the federal pension plans of those workers.

Personal income is defined as the sum of wage and salary disbursements (including stock options), supplements to wages and salaries, proprietors’ income, dividends, interest, and rent, and personal current transfer receipts, less contributions for government social insurance.

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