Ellsworth County vs. Kansas
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Per Capita Personal Income Growth and Change, 1969-2022
Introduction
Ellsworth County vs. Kansas
Ellsworth County:
2022 PCI = $45,694
2022 Percent of State = 75.62%
Kansas:
2022 PCI = $60,424
Per Capita Income (PCI) is one of the most widely used indicators for gauging the economic performance and changing fortunes of local economies. It is used as a yardstick to assess the economic well being of a region's residents and the quality of consumer markets. It serves as a barometer for calibrating the economic performance of a region over time and to judge differences in relative economic prosperity between regions. Shifting trends in local per capita income growth have important social and political ramifications and significant implications in formulating local economic development strategies and initiatives.
Data Definition:
This measure of income is calculated as the total personal income of the residents of an area divided by the population of the area. Per capita personal income is often used as an indicator of consumers' purchasing power and of the economic well-being of the residents of an area.
Personal income is measured as a flow throughout the year, while the measurement of population is at one point in mid-year. Therefore, per capita income is distorted if a significant change in population occurs during the year.
For smaller counties in particular, per capita income in any given year may be exceptionally high or low for the short run because of unusual local conditions, such as a bumper crop, a catastrophe, or a major construction project as the building of a dam or nuclear power plant.
Farm incomes are notorious for being especially volatile year-to-year, owing to changing weather, commodity market conditions, and alterations in government programs. Therefore, the per capita income of farm-dependent counties may exhibit sharp fluctuations over time.
The presence of large institutional populations--such as residents attending a local college or the residents of a local prison or state mental institution--can significantly lower the per capita income estimates of an area. Such results may not reflect the relative economic well being of the non-institutional population and may mislead if care is not given to their interpretation.
Ellsworth County Per Capita Personal Income, 1970-2022
Current vs. Constant Dollars
Ellsworth County Per Capita Personal Income, 1970-2022
Current vs. Constant Dollars
Figure 1.
Figure 1 depicts Ellsworth County's annual per capita personal income over 1970-2022 in current and constant (2017) dollars. Constant dollar measurements remove the effects of inflation. They allow for comparison of changes in the real purchasing power of Ellsworth County over time.
When measured in current dollars, Ellsworth County's per capita personal income increased 1,197.90%, from $3,521 in 1970 to $45,694 in 2022. When measured in constant 2017 dollars to adjust for inflation, it advanced 121.08%, from $17,812 in 1970 to $39,377 in 2022.
Real Per Capita Personal Income, 1969-2022
Real Per Capita Personal Income, 1969-2022
Figure 2.
Figure 2 traces Ellsworth County's and Kansas' annual real per capita personal income for the period 1969-2022 to illustrate real per capita personal income patterns over time. During this 54-year period, Ellsworth County's real per capita personal income rose from $17,281 in 1969 to $39,377 in 2022, for a net gain of $22,096, or 127.86%. In comparison, Kansas' real per capita personal income advanced from $19,409 in 1969 to $52,070 in 2022, for a net advance of $32,662, or 168.29%.
Real Per Capita Personal Income Indices (1969=100): 1969-2022
Real Per Capita Personal Income Indices (1969=100): 1969-2022
Figure 3.
Figure 3 shows Ellsworth County's real per capita personal income growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Kansas, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's real per capita personal income in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the real per capita personal incomes in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in real per capita personal income growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Ellsworth County's overall real per capita personal income growth was 127.86% over 1969-2022 trailed Kansas' increase of 168.29%, and fell below the United States' increase of 171.04%.
Per Capita Personal Income as a Percent of the U.S. Average: 1969-2022
Per Capita Personal Income as a Percent of the U.S. Average: 1969-2022
Figure 4.
Figure 4 displays the trends for per capita personal income relative to the national average by tracing Ellsworth County and Kansas per capita personal income as a percent of the national average over 1969-2022.
In 1969, Ellsworth County's per capita personal income amounted to 83.02% of the national average; in 2022, it approximated 69.79%. Similarly, in 1969, Kansas' per capita personal income totaled 93.24% of the national average; in 2022, it consisted of 92.29%.
Ellsworth County Real Per Capita Personal Income:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2022
Ellsworth County Real Per Capita Personal Income:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2022
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Ellsworth County's real per capita personal income growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2022. The average annual percent change for the entire 53-year period is also traced on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Ellsworth County's real per capita personal income grew at an annual rate of 1.75% over 1970-2022. The county recorded its highest growth in 1973 (18.85%) and posted its lowest growth in 2015 (-11.14%). In 2022, Ellsworth County's real per capita personal income declined by -11.01%
Ellsworth County Real Per Capita Personal Income:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2022
Ellsworth County Real Per Capita Personal Income:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2022
Figure 6.
Over the past five decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again traces the annual percent change in Ellsworth County's real per capita personal income since 1970, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020-2022.
During the 1970s, Ellsworth County's annual real per capita personal income growth rate averaged 3.70%. It averaged -0.09% during the 1980s, 2.57% throughout the 1990s, 1.90% throughout the 2000s, 1.70% in the 2010s, -1.79% thus far this decade (2020-2022).
Real Per Capita Personal Income Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Real Per Capita Personal Income Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Ellsworth County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Kansas and the nation. As the chart reveals, Ellsworth County's average annual real per capita personal income growth exceeded Kansas' average in the 1970s (3.70% vs. 3.13%), trailed Kansas' average throughout the 1980s (-0.09% vs. 1.47%), outperformed Kansas' average throughout the 1990s (2.57% vs. 2.08%), registered above Kansas' average during the 2000s (1.90% vs. 1.77%), registered above Kansas' average during the 2010s (1.70% vs. 1.31%), and lagged Kansas' average over the 3 year period of the current decade, 2020-2022 (-1.79% vs. 1.17%).
Finally, relative to nationwide real per capita personal income growth trends, Ellsworth County outgained the nation in the 1970s (3.70% vs. 2.37%), fell below the nation in the 1980s (-0.09% vs. 2.19%), outgained the nation over the 1990s (2.57% vs. 2.01%), led the nation throughout the 2000s (1.90% vs. 1.10%), lagged the nation in the 2010s (1.70% vs. 1.97%), and fell below the nation over 2020-2022 (-1.79% vs. 1.78%).
   
 
Real* Per Capita Personal Income Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
1.75
3.70
-0.09
2.57
1.90
1.70
-1.79
-11.01
 
1.91
3.13
1.47
2.08
1.77
1.31
1.17
-3.09
 
1.92
2.37
2.19
2.01
1.10
1.97
1.78
-4.55
 
   

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Ellsworth County:
Per Capita Personal Income, 1969-2022
 
1969
 
3,263
0.189
17,281
100.0
N
89.04
83.02
1970
 
3,521
0.198
17,812
103.1
3.07
88.99
83.87
1971
 
4,119
0.206
19,991
115.7
12.24
95.84
92.14
1972
 
4,752
0.213
22,300
129.0
11.55
99.58
97.84
1973
 
5,952
0.225
26,505
153.4
18.85
109.87
110.98
1974
 
6,051
0.248
24,405
141.2
-7.92
103.47
103.69
1975
 
6,338
0.269
23,595
136.5
-3.32
99.68
100.22
1976
 
6,319
0.283
22,304
129.1
-5.47
92.25
91.92
1977
 
6,242
0.302
20,686
119.7
-7.25
84.21
83.06
1978
 
6,929
0.323
21,467
124.2
3.77
85.01
82.92
1979
 
8,412
0.351
23,937
138.5
11.50
90.93
91.11
1980
 
9,092
0.389
23,356
135.2
-2.43
90.20
89.28
1981
 
9,792
0.424
23,086
133.6
-1.16
86.37
86.72
1982
 
11,798
0.448
26,352
152.5
14.15
96.64
98.40
1983
 
11,464
0.467
24,561
142.1
-6.80
90.63
90.26
1984
 
12,320
0.484
25,433
147.2
3.55
89.18
88.70
1985
 
11,870
0.501
23,680
137.0
-6.89
81.75
80.50
1986
 
12,542
0.512
24,486
141.7
3.41
82.57
81.01
1987
 
12,906
0.528
24,442
141.4
-0.18
81.95
79.53
1988
 
13,017
0.549
23,725
137.3
-2.93
78.79
74.63
1989
 
13,372
0.573
23,353
135.1
-1.57
76.79
71.67
1990
 
15,000
0.598
25,093
145.2
7.45
81.36
76.45
1991
 
14,486
0.618
23,451
135.7
-6.55
76.42
72.25
1992
 
15,567
0.634
24,547
142.0
4.67
77.43
73.86
1993
 
16,348
0.650
25,151
145.5
2.46
78.46
75.29
1994
 
17,251
0.664
25,998
150.4
3.37
79.95
76.50
1995
 
17,450
0.678
25,755
149.0
-0.93
78.18
74.01
1996
 
18,956
0.692
27,392
158.5
6.35
80.17
76.67
1997
 
20,036
0.704
28,457
164.7
3.89
80.36
77.28
1998
 
21,291
0.710
30,002
173.6
5.43
81.26
77.44
1999
 
21,511
0.720
29,876
172.9
-0.42
80.05
75.23
2000
 
21,893
0.738
29,656
171.6
-0.74
77.73
71.66
2001
 
23,600
0.753
31,341
181.4
5.68
81.25
74.81
2002
 
23,823
0.763
31,226
180.7
-0.37
81.53
74.91
2003
 
25,810
0.779
33,134
191.7
6.11
85.95
79.03
2004
 
26,415
0.798
33,091
191.5
-0.13
85.91
77.28
2005
 
27,001
0.821
32,877
190.3
-0.64
83.49
75.70
2006
 
27,994
0.844
33,152
191.8
0.84
79.05
73.97
2007
 
30,291
0.866
34,975
202.4
5.50
80.25
76.52
2008
 
33,565
0.892
37,641
217.8
7.62
81.75
82.16
2009
 
31,834
0.889
35,800
207.2
-4.89
80.83
80.99
2010
 
32,313
0.905
35,699
206.6
-0.28
81.14
79.67
2011
 
34,740
0.928
37,433
216.6
4.86
81.00
81.45
2012
 
37,103
0.945
39,249
227.1
4.85
82.61
83.87
2013
 
38,287
0.958
39,974
231.3
1.85
83.83
86.23
2014
 
39,451
0.971
40,621
235.1
1.62
85.23
85.23
2015
 
35,119
0.973
36,094
208.9
-11.14
75.37
73.07
2016
 
35,169
0.983
35,783
207.1
-0.86
75.28
71.81
2017
 
38,502
1.000
38,502
222.8
7.60
79.76
75.49
2018
 
41,465
1.020
40,633
235.1
5.54
82.46
77.78
2019
 
43,323
1.035
41,852
242.2
3.00
83.11
77.99
2020
 
44,864
1.046
42,877
248.1
2.45
81.51
75.84
2021
 
48,229
1.090
44,247
256.0
3.20
82.35
74.86
2022
 
45,694
1.160
39,377
227.9
-11.01
75.62
69.79
Source: Calculations by the Kansas Regional Economic Analysis Project (KS-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2023
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Kansas:
Per Capita Personal Income, 1969-2022
 
1969
 
3,665
0.189
19,409
100.0
N
93.24
1970
 
3,956
0.198
20,015
103.1
3.12
94.24
1971
 
4,298
0.206
20,860
107.5
4.22
96.14
1972
 
4,772
0.213
22,395
115.4
7.36
98.25
1973
 
5,417
0.225
24,124
124.3
7.72
101.01
1974
 
5,848
0.248
23,586
121.5
-2.23
100.21
1975
 
6,358
0.269
23,671
122.0
0.36
100.54
1976
 
6,850
0.283
24,177
124.6
2.14
99.64
1977
 
7,413
0.302
24,566
126.6
1.61
98.64
1978
 
8,151
0.323
25,253
130.1
2.80
97.54
1979
 
9,251
0.351
26,324
135.6
4.24
100.20
1980
 
10,080
0.389
25,894
133.4
-1.64
98.98
1981
 
11,338
0.424
26,730
137.7
3.23
100.41
1982
 
12,208
0.448
27,267
140.5
2.01
101.82
1983
 
12,649
0.467
27,100
139.6
-0.61
99.59
1984
 
13,815
0.484
28,521
146.9
5.24
99.47
1985
 
14,521
0.501
28,967
149.2
1.56
98.47
1986
 
15,189
0.512
29,656
152.8
2.38
98.11
1987
 
15,748
0.528
29,825
153.7
0.57
97.04
1988
 
16,520
0.549
30,110
155.1
0.96
94.71
1989
 
17,414
0.573
30,412
156.7
1.01
93.34
1990
 
18,436
0.598
30,842
158.9
1.41
93.97
1991
 
18,957
0.618
30,687
158.1
-0.50
94.55
1992
 
20,105
0.634
31,701
163.3
3.30
95.39
1993
 
20,836
0.650
32,055
165.2
1.12
95.96
1994
 
21,579
0.664
32,520
167.6
1.45
95.69
1995
 
22,321
0.678
32,944
169.7
1.30
94.67
1996
 
23,645
0.692
34,168
176.0
3.71
95.63
1997
 
24,932
0.704
35,411
182.5
3.64
96.17
1998
 
26,201
0.710
36,920
190.2
4.26
95.30
1999
 
26,871
0.720
37,320
192.3
1.08
93.98
2000
 
28,166
0.738
38,154
196.6
2.24
92.20
2001
 
29,047
0.753
38,575
198.7
1.10
92.07
2002
 
29,218
0.763
38,299
197.3
-0.72
91.88
2003
 
30,029
0.779
38,551
198.6
0.66
91.95
2004
 
30,748
0.798
38,518
198.5
-0.08
89.95
2005
 
32,340
0.821
39,378
202.9
2.23
90.67
2006
 
35,411
0.844
41,937
216.1
6.50
93.58
2007
 
37,748
0.866
43,586
224.6
3.93
95.35
2008
 
41,060
0.892
46,046
237.2
5.65
100.50
2009
 
39,382
0.889
44,289
228.2
-3.82
100.19
2010
 
39,822
0.905
43,995
226.7
-0.66
98.19
2011
 
42,889
0.928
46,215
238.1
5.05
100.56
2012
 
44,914
0.945
47,511
244.8
2.80
101.53
2013
 
45,670
0.958
47,682
245.7
0.36
102.86
2014
 
46,290
0.971
47,662
245.6
-0.04
100.01
2015
 
46,597
0.973
47,891
246.8
0.48
96.96
2016
 
46,718
0.983
47,533
244.9
-0.75
95.40
2017
 
48,272
1.000
48,272
248.7
1.55
94.64
2018
 
50,283
1.020
49,274
253.9
2.08
94.32
2019
 
52,127
1.035
50,358
259.5
2.20
93.84
2020
 
55,041
1.046
52,602
271.0
4.46
93.05
2021
 
58,569
1.090
53,732
276.8
2.15
90.90
2022
 
60,424
1.160
52,070
268.3
-3.09
92.29
Source: Calculations by the Kansas Regional Economic Analysis Project (KS-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2023
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United States:
Per Capita Personal Income, 1969-2022
 
1969
 
3,931
0.189
20,816
100.0
N
1970
 
4,198
0.198
21,238
102.0
2.03
1971
 
4,471
0.206
21,697
104.2
2.16
1972
 
4,857
0.213
22,793
109.5
5.05
1973
 
5,363
0.225
23,883
114.7
4.78
1974
 
5,836
0.248
23,537
113.1
-1.45
1975
 
6,324
0.269
23,544
113.1
0.03
1976
 
6,875
0.283
24,265
116.6
3.07
1977
 
7,516
0.302
24,906
119.6
2.64
1978
 
8,356
0.323
25,889
124.4
3.95
1979
 
9,232
0.351
26,271
126.2
1.47
1980
 
10,184
0.389
26,160
125.7
-0.42
1981
 
11,291
0.424
26,621
127.9
1.76
1982
 
11,990
0.448
26,781
128.7
0.60
1983
 
12,701
0.467
27,210
130.7
1.61
1984
 
13,889
0.484
28,674
137.7
5.38
1985
 
14,746
0.501
29,417
141.3
2.59
1986
 
15,482
0.512
30,227
145.2
2.75
1987
 
16,228
0.528
30,733
147.6
1.67
1988
 
17,442
0.549
31,790
152.7
3.44
1989
 
18,658
0.573
32,584
156.5
2.50
1990
 
19,619
0.598
32,821
157.7
0.73
1991
 
20,050
0.618
32,457
155.9
-1.11
1992
 
21,077
0.634
33,234
159.7
2.39
1993
 
21,713
0.650
33,405
160.5
0.51
1994
 
22,552
0.664
33,986
163.3
1.74
1995
 
23,577
0.678
34,798
167.2
2.39
1996
 
24,725
0.692
35,729
171.6
2.67
1997
 
25,925
0.704
36,822
176.9
3.06
1998
 
27,493
0.710
38,740
186.1
5.21
1999
 
28,592
0.720
39,711
190.8
2.51
2000
 
30,551
0.738
41,384
198.8
4.21
2001
 
31,548
0.753
41,895
201.3
1.23
2002
 
31,801
0.763
41,684
200.2
-0.50
2003
 
32,659
0.779
41,928
201.4
0.59
2004
 
34,183
0.798
42,821
205.7
2.13
2005
 
35,669
0.821
43,432
208.6
1.43
2006
 
37,843
0.844
44,816
215.3
3.19
2007
 
39,588
0.866
45,710
219.6
1.99
2008
 
40,854
0.892
45,816
220.1
0.23
2009
 
39,307
0.889
44,204
212.4
-3.52
2010
 
40,557
0.905
44,808
215.3
1.36
2011
 
42,649
0.928
45,956
220.8
2.56
2012
 
44,237
0.945
46,795
224.8
1.83
2013
 
44,401
0.958
46,357
222.7
-0.94
2014
 
46,287
0.971
47,659
229.0
2.81
2015
 
48,060
0.973
49,394
237.3
3.64
2016
 
48,971
0.983
49,826
239.4
0.88
2017
 
51,004
1.000
51,004
245.0
2.36
2018
 
53,309
1.020
52,240
251.0
2.42
2019
 
55,547
1.035
53,662
257.8
2.72
2020
 
59,153
1.046
56,533
271.6
5.35
2021
 
64,430
1.090
59,110
284.0
4.56
2022
 
65,470
1.160
56,419
271.0
-4.55
Source: Calculations by the Kansas Regional Economic Analysis Project (KS-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2023
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