15 Apr 2008

Rota has highest per capita income in CNMI

11:01 am on 15 April 2008

Rota residents have a higher average income than those who live on Saipan and Tinian, according to a recently released study.

The 2005 Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Household, Income, and Expenditures survey shows Rota had a per capita income of $US8,592 in 2004.

This is larger than the average income of six thousand US dollars made by Saipan residents, and $7,494 made by Tinian


The government was the largest employer on Rota, with about 36 percent of Rota's total employed population in 2005.

The largest industry on Tinian was the accommodation industry with about 38 percent of the employed population for the same year.