Average Nonfarm Proprietors' Income as Percentages of the National Averages, 2013
Reasonable targets for Arizona are for the state’s average nonfarm proprietors’ income to be within 5 percent of the national average, for the larger metro counties to have a figure within 5 percent of the U.S. metro average, and for the nonmetro counties to have a figure within 5 percent of the nonmetro average.
Among Arizona’s eight metropolitan counties, average nonfarm proprietors’ income in 2013 was highest in Maricopa County at 15 percent below the U.S. metro average. The figure was at least 33 percent below average in the other seven counties. Among the seven nonmetro counties, the figure was 11 percent less than the U.S. nonmetro average in Santa Cruz and at least 37 percent below average in the other counties.