Columbus leads Indiana in per capita personal income, and has moved up the national list in the past five years.
The Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 25th out of 381 metro areas in the country in real per capita personal income — total income divided by the total population — according to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Columbus was ranked 64th in 2009, when the average per capita personal income was $42,015. By 2012, it had grown to an average per capita personal income of $47,209, nearly $9,000 more than the national average, according to data provided by the bureau.
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