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Posted on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Per-capita income rises 2.7% in Ann Arbor metropolitan area

By AnnArbor.com Staff

New government data show per-capita income in the Ann Arbor metropolitan area rose by 2.7 percent in 2011 — among the highest gains in U.S., the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.

Ann Arbor had the highest metropolitan area income level in Michigan in 2011 at $40,821, according to the report. That compares with the national metropolitan average of $41,560.

Experts told the Free Press that inflation adjustments and a low starting point factor into how those numbers should be read, noting that Michigan had a large economic decline to make up for.

See where other Michigan metropolitan areas rank.

Washtenaw County as a whole came in at No. 4 with $40,821 in Michigan in personal income, according to a chart on MLive.com. Oakland County was at the top with $53,297, followed by Leelanau at $43,978 and Midland at $43,446.

Comments

Ricebrnr

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 5:49 p.m.

and the inflation rate was....?

arborani

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 3:07 p.m.

Alas, my capita got capped some time back.

Great Lakes Lady

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 2:54 p.m.

Of course...... U of M executive salaries skew the numbers.

sigdiamond

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 2:41 p.m.

The annarbor.com message boards: Where good news is bad news.

Goober

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 1:50 p.m.

Mary Sue increase, UM professor increases and increases for those running the UM hospital. I am sure that if the data was analyzed, many questions would arise.

clownfish

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 1:49 p.m.

Good news. Will be interested to see what the Whiners say about people earning more income.

AAW

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 12:56 p.m.

I would have liked to get that increase. Where is it?

Bcar

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 12:10 p.m.

Ann Arbor is a metropolitan area? LOL wonder where this magic data came from, very few I know got 2.7% raises...