Kentucky's per capita personal income in 2008 was $31,936, according to data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That was up 2.8 percent from $31,060 in 2007.
For people living in metropolitan areas, per capita personal income was $36,212 in 2008, nearly 40 percent higher than the $26,133 of people living in non-metropolitan areas.
The five counties with the highest per capita personal income in 2008 were Woodford ($41,954), Oldham ($41,743), Jefferson ($41,517), Kenton ($39,213) and Fayette ($38,192). The five counties with the lowest per capita personal income in 2008 were Elliott ($15,408), Jackson ($17,936), McCreary ($18,884), Menifee ($19,255) and Morgan ($19,527).