Per Capita Personal Income in Arizona as a Percentage of the National Average
A reasonable target is for Arizona’s per capita personal income to be within 5 percent of the national average. This was the case during the early 1970s. Per capita personal income in Arizona was within 10 percent of the national average in each year from 1969 through 1988, but since then has been that high only during the mid-2000s economic boom. The ratio to the U.S. average dropped for the seventh consecutive year in 2013, putting Arizona’s figure 17.4 percent less than the national average. The ratio was lower only from 1930 to 1933.