(County Rates as a Percentage of the U.S. Average)
Per capita market income is a measure of an area’s total personal income, less transfer payments, divided by the resident population of the area. The percent of the U.S. average is computed by dividing the county per capita market income by the national average and multiplying by 100. The map uses critical breaks such as the national average to organize the data into groups of common values.
The Appalachian rates range from 29.7% to 114.3% of the U.S. average. The U.S. average is $32,562. The Appalachian average is $24,245. For a list of county data by state, see the downloadable Excel file.