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