Personal Income Grew In All OK Counties In 2007

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 11:04 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Personal income rose in every one of Oklahoma's 77 counties from 2006-2007, reflecting a pre-recession period when the nation's personal income also grew by 6 percent.

The estimates released Thursday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis serve as stark contrast to the current scene, where Oklahoma's personal income grew just 0.1 percent from the third to the fourth quarter of 2008.

The estimates also showed that per capita personal income in Oklahoma went from $32,755 in 2006 to $34,997 in 2007.

Some counties in the Panhandle struggled to make gains.  Texas County, for example, posted a per-capita income increase of just $23.