Idaho State Counties

State Highlights

Idaho: Personal income by source

Individuals and households get their income from three main sources: net earnings by place of residence; dividends, interest, and rent; and transfer payments (for example, Social Security and Unemployment Compensation).

Among Idaho residents in 2017. . .

  • net earnings made up 60 percent of personal income, compared to 61 percent in 2010;

  • dividends, interest and rent - income from investments - made up 19 percent of personal income, compared to 19 percent in 2010;

  • transfer payments made up 18 percent of personal income, compared to 20 percent in 2010.

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Note: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of inflation. Here we adjusted dollar values by the CPI-U, which is the most commonly used CPI. Using the CPI to put dollar values in “real” terms makes it easier to see “inflation-free” change over time. Our base year is 2017, which means all dollar values are in terms of 2017 dollars. For more information, see (

Source: 1969-2017: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Data, Local Area Personal Income, Table CA05, (; DATE LAST UPDATED: November 19, 2018.

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