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Table 1:

Per Capita Income in Selected Metropolitan

 Statistical  Areas (MSAs), 1959, 1979, and 1989

 

 

 

 

% change:

Metropolitan Statistical Area

1959

1979

1989

1959-79

1979-89

United States

$7,259

$12,229

$14,420

68.5%

17.9%

Miami, FL

7,915

12,940

13,686

63.5%

5.8%

Atlanta, GA

7,550

12,889

16,670

70.7%

29.3%

Houston, TX

7,970

15,001

15,073

88.2%

0.5%

Dallas, TX

8,331

14,250

16,218

71.0%

13.8%

Jacksonville, FL

6,765

11,369

14,141

68.1%

24.4%

Birmingham, AL

6,463

11,381

13,322

76.1%

17.1%

Montgomery, AL

6,106

10,642

12,258

74.3%

15.2%

Phoenix, AZ

7,534

12,931

14,970

71.6%

15.8%

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA

9,794

13,913

16,149

42.1%

16.1%

Tucson, AZ

7,405

11,976

13,177

61.7%

10.0%

Memphis,TN-AR-MS

6,235

10,897

12,851

74.8%

17.9%

Note: Income in 1989 CPI-U adjusted dollars.

Source: Census Bureau, Income Statistics Branch/HHES Division.

 

Table 2:

Per Capita Income as Percent of U.S., Selected

Metropolitan Areas, 1959, 1979, and 1989

Metropolitan Statistical Area

1959

1979

1989

United States

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Miami, FL

109.0%

105.8%

94.9%

Atlanta, GA

104.0%

105.4%

115.6%

Houston, TX

109.8%

122.7%

104.5%

Dallas, TX

114.8%

116.5%

112.5%

Jacksonville, FL

93.2%

93.0%

98.1%

Birmingham, AL

89.0%

93.1%

92.4%

Montgomery, AL

84.1%

87.0%

85.0%

Phoenix, AZ

103.8%

105.7%

103.8%

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA

134.9%

113.8%

112.0%

Tucson, AZ

102.0%

97.9%

91.4%

Memphis,TN-AR-MS

85.9%

89.1%

89.1%

Source: Census Bureau, Income Statistics Branch/HHES Division.

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.