Per capita personal income increased by $1,290 (or 4.5%) in Crook County, the highest gain among Central Oregon counties. In Jefferson County, PCPI rose by $1,076 in 2010.
Personal income is divided into three income types: earnings; dividends, interest, and rent; and transfer payments. In Crook and Deschutes counties, total personal income was up from 2009 but still well below 2008 levels. In Jefferson County total personal income increased compared with 2009 and is higher than it was in 2008. Graph 2 shows that in 2010, for the residents in the three counties in Central Oregon, personal income came less from earnings and more from dividends, interest, and rent than it did in Oregon as a whole.
Lake County residents saw a decline in their per capita personal income by $1,771 between 2009 and 2010; however, total personal income increased slightly.
Both Klamath and Lake counties have a smaller portion of total personal income that comes from earnings than is true for all of Oregon. The amount of personal income that comes from dividends, interest, and rent is about the same as is true for Oregon while transfer payments in both counties are a considerably higher portion of personal income than is seen in Oregon overall.