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Report: Wyoming county is tops in nation for per capita income

Posted at 2:39 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 16:39:54-05

Only one county in the United States can now boast an average annual income of over a quarter of a million dollars- and it's in Wyoming.

Teton County, Wyoming, has a per capita income of over $251,000 a year, outpacing New York and the area around Aspen ski resort in Colorado.

Using income tax data, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released the 2018 data for America’s counties.

Average income in the state of Wyoming is just over $60,000 a year, almost $13,000 a year more than Montana. Taking out Teton County, the numbers would be much different.

In Montana, Richland County, which includes Sidney, ranks number one at just over $61,000 a year. Gallatin County is next at just under $55,000. Yellowstone County is fourth highest at $52,340. Big Horn County has the lowest income at $30,500 per year.

The per capita income across the entire United States is $54,446, a five percent increase over the previous year.