Household Economics

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median income in Maryland was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Maryland has grown by $1,227 since 2007 to $76,165 in 2014 - well above the U.S. median of $53,657 and the highest income level among all the states. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Montana was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Montana has grown by $1,256 since 2007 to $51,102 in 2014 - still below the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Texas was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Texas has grown by $1,291 since 2007 to $53,875 in 2014 - just above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Oregon was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Oregon has grown by $1,514 since 2007 to $58,875 in 2014 - above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Iowa was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Iowa has grown by $1,966 since 2007 to $57,810 in 2014 - above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Utah was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Utah has grown by $2,262 since 2007 to $63,383 in 2014 - above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Missouri was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Missouri has grown by $4,100 since 2007 to $56,630 in 2014 - above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Vermont was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Vermont has grown by $6,597 since 2007 to $60,708 in 2014 - above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

The U.S. Census Bureau has released an infographic depicting how the government has measured and tracked poverty since 1960. Check it out here:

Real median household income in North Dakota was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in North Dakota has grown by $6,830 since 2007 to $60,730 in 2014 - above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014. 

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