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Leon County Per Capita Income Down Significantly

Posted on December 4, 2014

Leon County Per Capita Income Down Significantly

While number of people employed continues to increase in Leon county, a bit of sobering news was released by the U.S. Department of Commerce recently which showed per capita personal income in Leon County decreasing significantly from 2011 to 2013.

The bottom line is Leon county residents, on average, made $38,345 in 2013, down from $39,857 in 2011, a decline of 3.8% over the two year period.

Only one of the 67 Florida counties had a larger two year decline than Leon and that was Hardee county which saw per capita income drop of 3.9%.

In comparison, during this period, per capita income increased by 3.2% in Florida to $41,497 and 5.7% to $44,765 in the United States.

The table below shows data for select Florida counties.

PERCAPITA

Among area counties, income in Jefferson and Wakulla grew the fastest at 3.6% and 2.4%. However, the per capita income of Jefferson ($31,183) and Wakulla ($30,699) was still significantly less than the $38,345 in Leon county.

Gadsden county saw a decline of 1.6% to a 2013 per capita income of $28,290.

Other North Florida counties of note: Bay county per capita income decreased 1.2% over the period to $37,915 while Duval county grew at a whopping 6.2% clip to $42,423 and Walton county per capita income increased by 4.2% to $37,976.

4 Responses to Leon County Per Capita Income Down Significantly

  1. Hope Reply

    December 4, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Excellent report! Why doesn’t the Tallahassee Democrat report this information?

    • jon Reply

      December 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Who would notice if they did?

  2. Merphis Ellis Reply

    January 6, 2015 at 8:26 am

    If I was looking for a place to put a business the city government and crime in Tallahassee would rule them self’s out. The city is corrupt and the bums downtown scare the piss out of me. As a contractor for the state I am looking for a way out.

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