INCOME DATA RELEASED
Nine of the 10 states with the fastest growth in per capita income in 1989 were in the West and the farm belt, the Commerce Department said in a revised report released Wednesday. Per capita income is defined as the annual total personal income of a state's residents divided by the state's population as of July 1.
The study said Alaska finished No. 1 in 1989 by growing 12.6 percent in per capita income to $18,483 followed by:
North Dakota at 9.9 percent to $13,563;
Hawaii at 9.7 percent to $18,472;
Montana at 9.4 percent to $14,078;
South Dakota at 8.6 percent to $13,685;
For the entire US, per capita personal income increased by 6.6 percent in 1989 to $17,596.