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Per capita dividends, interest, and rent

Dividends: This component of personal income consists of the payments in cash or other assets, excluding the corporation's own stock, made by corporations located in the United States or abroad to persons who are U.S. residents. It excludes that portion of dividends paid by regulated investment companies (mutual funds) related to capital gains distributions.

Interest: This component of personal income is the interest income (monetary and imputed) of persons from all sources.

Rent: Rental income is the net income of persons from the rental of real property except for the income of persons primarily engaged in the real estate business; the imputed net rental income of the owner-occupants of nonfarm dwellings; and the royalties received from patents, copyrights, and the right to natural resources.

This measure of income is calculated as the dividend, interest, and rental income of the residents of a given area divided by the resident population of the area. In computing per capita dividends, interest, and rent, BEA uses the Census Bureau's annual midyear population estimates.

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Per capita dividends, interest, and rent please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA30
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA30