Bridgeport-Stamford region ranks first in per-capita income

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Monday morning that the Bridgeport Stamford metropolitan region had the highest per capita income in the United States in 2011. Connecticut’s major metro regions all had higher per capita income than the nation.

Residents of of Fairfield County earned a combined $72.6 billion in 2011, which translates into $78,504 per person in the region. Midland, Texas was second with $65,173.  Hartford ranked 12th for per-capita income with $53,081 and New Haven was 18 with $48,978.

McAllen-Edinburg, Texas had the lowest per capita personal in come in the nation at $21,620, while the nation’s per-capita income was $41,560.

Fairfield county’s  per-capita income was 60 percent higher than New Haven county’s and 88 percent higher than the nation’s.

Rob Varnon