Incomes rise in Central Oregon

Per capita personal incomes rose in all three Central Oregon counties between 2010 and 2011, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The average Deschutes County resident earned $37,084 in 2011, up from $35,874 the year before, according to the data.

Crook County residents earned an average of $30,496 in 2011, compared with $28,872 in 2010.

In Jefferson County, the average resident earned $27,875 in 2011, versus $26,722 the year before.

The wages for Crook and Jefferson counties are all-time highs, according to the BEA data, which has been tracked annually since 1969.

Deschutes County wages peaked at $39,216 in 2008, before dropping to $35,204 the following year.

All three counties have seen average pay increase in 2010 and 2011, after declining in 2009 as the recession depressed wages in Central Oregon.