24/7 Wall St. analyzed federal labor and economic data, as well as census data, to identify the 13 states where incomes are booming. In each of these states, personal income per capita outpaced the national average of a 14.3% increase to $49,627 in 2018. (Photo: MarsBars / Getty Images)
From an economic standpoint, the United States has changed profoundly in the last 10 years. Emerging from a devastating recession in 2009, gross domestic product increased nearly 19% since, and the economy has added jobs for an unprecedented 101 consecutive months. These welcome developments have had a meaningful impact on the lives of everyday Americans as per capita – a measure that accounts for inflation – climbed 14.3%, from $43,431 in 2008 to $49,627 in 2018.