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September 04, 2007
50 States Ranked by Income

New Jersey, Maryland, and Hawaii have the highest median household income in the the United States, according to a report by the Census Bureau.

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Real (that is, inflation-adjusted) median household income in the United States climbed between 2005 and 2006, reaching $48,200, according to the report.

However, real median earnings of both men and women who worked full time, year-round declined between 2005 and 2006. The median earnings for men fell 1.1 percent to $42,300 in 2006. The last time men saw real median earnings below $42,300 was in 1997. In 2006, real median earnings for women dropped 1.2 percent to $32,500. The last time women saw real median earnings less than $32,500 was in the year 2000.

In the following table, you'll find the three-year average (2004 through 2006) median household income in each state.

New Jersey

$64,169

Maryland

$62,372

Hawaii

$60,681

New Hampshire

$60,489

Connecticut

$59,972

Alaska

$57,639

Minnesota

$57,363

Massachusetts

$56,236

Utah

$55,179

Virginia

$55,108

Colorado

$54,039

California

$53,770

Washington

$53,439

Delaware

$52,214

Rhode Island

$52,003

Vermont

$51,622

Nevada

$50,819

Illinois

$49,280

Wisconsin

$48,874

New York

$48,201

Nebraska

$48,126

Pennsylvania

$47,791

Iowa

$47,489

Wyoming

$47,227

Michigan

$47,064

Georgia

$46,841

Arizona

$46,729

Idaho

$46,395

Ohio

$45,837

Oregon

$45,485

Maine

$45,040

Indiana

$44,806

Missouri

$44,651

South Dakota

$44,624

Florida

$44,448

Kansas

$44,264

Texas

$43,425

North Dakota

$42,162

North Carolina

$42,061

New Mexico

$40,827

South Carolina

$40,822

Tennessee

$40,676

Oklahoma

$40,001

Montana

$38,629

Alabama

$38,473

Kentucky

$38,466

Louisiana

$37,943

Arkansas

$37,420

West Virginia

$37,227

Mississippi

$35,261

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