In South Dakota, 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 South 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 South Dakota has grown by $52 since 2007 to $53,053 in 2014 - slightly 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.