List Ranking The Richest & Poorest States For 2011

According to statistics from the US Census Bureau, US Labor Department and the Treasury Department, the median household income in nearly every state dropped for 2011 overall, but the lowest point was in May, after that it started to rise slightly but consistently for the rest of the year.

Most southern states still lag significantly behind their western and northern counterparts for household median income, but the cost of living in the southern states is also lower.

Here's a list of the median income for every state.

1 Connecticut - $64,851 2 New Jersey - $64,777 3 Maryland - $64,186 4 New Hampshire - $64,131 5 Alaska - $61,604 6 Virginia - $60,501 7 Washington - $60,392 8 Massachusetts - $59,373 9 Utah - $58,491 10 California - $56,134 11 Minnesota - $56,090 12 Colorado - $55,930 13 Hawaii - $55,649 14 Illinois - $52,870 15 Wyoming - $52,470 16 Vermont - $52,318 17 Delaware - $52,114 18 Rhode Island - $51,634 19 Nevada - $51,434 20 Wisconsin - $51,237 21 Iowa - $50,721 22 New York - $50,216 23 North Dakota - $50,075 24 Nebraska - $49,595 25 Oregon - $49,098 26 Missouri - $48,769 27 Pennsylvania - $48,172 28 Maine - $47,502 29 Texas - $47,475 30 Idaho - $45,778 31 Michigan - $45,994 32 Ohio - $45,879 33 Oklahoma - $45,878 34 South Dakota - $45,826 35 Arizona - $45,739 36 Florida - $45,631 37 Louisiana - $45,433 38 Kansas - $44,717 39 Indiana - $44,305 40 New Mexico - $43,542 41 Georgia - $43,340 42 Kentucky - $42,665 43 North Carolina - $41,906 44 South Carolina - $41,101 45 Tennessee - $40,517 46 West Virginia - $40,490 47 Montana - $40,437 48 Alabama - $39,980 49 Arkansas - $36,538 50 Mississippi - $35.078

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