Kansas Personal Income, First Quarter 2022


For the first quarter of 2022, Kansas personal income grew at the annual rate of 4.2 percent, ranking thirty-fourth among the states.

Recently the Bureau of Economic Analysis, an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, released state personal income data for the first quarter of 2022.

For Kansas, personal income in the first quarter of 2022 was $175,200 million, an increase of 4.6 percent from the fourth quarter of 2021. For the nation, the increase was 4.8 percent. (These values, while considering one quarter, are expressed as an annual rate, and are adjusted for seasonality.) For Plains states, the increase was 6.1 percent. (For this data, Plains States are Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The first quarter of the calendar year consists of January, February, and March.)

The results in Kansas for the fourth quarter ranked thirty-fourth among the states and District of Columbia.

I’ve created two charts from this data. One shows personal income for each state, while the second shows per capita personal income. Both start with 2010. They show data as the difference between the state and the nation. States with a line near zero, like Pennsylvania, are states with personal income growing (or shrinking) at the same rate as the nation. States with declining lines, like Kansas, are states that are falling behind the nation. Click images for larger.

From the interactive visualization, chart 1b shows Kansas and some nearby states for the past three years. Only Oklahoma fares worse than Kansas.

According to BEA, “Personal income is the income received by, or on behalf of, all persons from all sources: from participation as laborers in production, from owning a home or business, from the ownership of financial assets, and from government and business in the form of transfers. It includes income from domestic sources as well as the rest of world. It does not include realized or unrealized capital gains or losses.”

Also from BEA: “Earnings by place of work is the sum of wages and salaries, supplements to wages and salaries, and proprietors’ income. BEA’s industry estimates are presented on an earnings by place of work basis.”

The release from BEA may be found in its news archive.

For the interactive visualization of this data, click here.


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