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The nation’s Poorest, Richest States by Household Income
Steve Goldstein / MarketWatch / September 17, 2013
The average American household earned $51,017 in 2012, which basically was unchanged from 2011
If you’re going to be average, be average near the heart of the federal government.
The latest Census Bureau data shows that Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia all are in the top five in median household income. While they have a crazy-looking flag, Marylanders pulled in $71,836 per household in 2012.
Compare that to Mississippi, where the median household brought in just $36,641 — just over half.
The average American household earned $51,017 in 2012, which basically was unchanged from 2011.
Click here for a breakdown of household income by city.