The Most Amazing Graph Of North Dakota Incomes You'll See All Day


A colleague at shared the graph below with me, which was created from Bureau of Economic Analysis data by Jason Sorens, a lecturer at Dartmouth College and an economic policy expert at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. It shows the percentage increase in personal incomes in ever state from 2008 to 2012.

And, uh, wow:


It’s one thing to know intellectually that North Dakota has led the nation in personal income growth in six out of the last seven years – it’s one thing to know that North Dakota now ranks behind only Connecticut and Washington DC in per-capita income – it’s quite another to see it displayed like this.

Equally amazing is this map from Governing that I posted back in April. It shows personal income growth from 2007 to 2012, and every single county in North Dakota saw at least a 14 percent bump.