For the year ending 2012, states with the highest per capita personal income included Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Statistics provided by InfoPlease indicate each state showed a substantial increase from figures reported in 2009.
Connecticut is top of the list, with a per capita personal income of $58,908 - an increase of 8.3 percent from three years earlier. The average personal income in Massachusetts was $54,687, up from $49,875 in 2009. The mean individual income in New Jersey jumped from $50,313 to $53,628, while New York experienced an 11 percent increase for an average rate of $52,095 in 2012.
Earners in North Dakota exhibited the largest per capita income increase over the period - jumping 31.3 percent to $51,893 - to place sixth on the list.