This map layer portrays 1988 estimates for total personal income, per
capita personal income, annual number of full-time and part-time jobs,
average wage per job in dollars, population, and per capita number of
jobs, for counties in the United States.
Total personal income is all the income that is received by, or on behalf
of, the residents of a particular area. It is calculated as the sum of
wage and salary disbursements, other labor income, proprietors' income
with inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments, rental
income of persons with capital consumption adjustment, personal dividend
income, personal interest income, and transfer payments to persons, less
personal contributions for social insurance.
Per capita personal income is calculated as the total personal income of
the residents of a county divided by the resident population of the
county. The Census Bureau's annual midyear population estimates were used
in the computation.
The average annual number of full-time and part-time jobs includes all
jobs for which wages and salaries are paid, except jury and witness
service and paid employment of prisoners. The jobs are counted at equal
weight, and employees, sole proprietors, and active partners are all
included. Unpaid family workers and volunteers are not included.
Average wage per job is the wage and salary disbursements divided by the
number of wage and salary jobs in the county. Wage and salary
disbursements consist of the monetary remuneration of employees, including
the compensation of corporate officers; commissions, tips, and bonuses;
and receipts in kind, or pay-in-kind, such as the meals furnished to the
employees of restaurants. It reflects the amount of payments disbursed,
but not necessarily earned during the year.
Per capita number of jobs is calculated as the average annual number of
full-time and part-time jobs in a county divided by the resident
population of the county. The Census Bureau's annual midyear population
estimates were used in the computation.
All dollar estimates are in current dollars, not adjusted for inflation.
The information in this map layer comes from the Regional Economic
Information System (REIS) that is distributed by the Bureau of Economic
This is an updated version of the November 2004 map layer.
These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Atlas of the United States in the use of these data.