In Missouri, real median household income is up over pre-recession levels

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.