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February 2021
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Per capita income here remains highest in region, with incomes rising nearly 2%

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      Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that Pickens County again has the highest per capita yearly income in our 15-county northwest Georgia region at $48,493.

Pickens per capita income rose 1.93 percent from $47,572 in 2018 to $48,493 in 2019, according to the latest figures. That is $257 above the state of Georgia’s per capita personal income of $48,236 for 2019.

Per capita personal income is total income of all individuals divided by the population. Despite being just the 10th most populated county in our northwest region with 32,591 residents, Pickens’ income ranked the highest.

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