CSG Midwest

Median household income levels rose and poverty rates fell between 2014 and 2015 in states across the Midwest, recently released U.S. Census Bureau statistics show. Wisconsin’s year-by-year rise in household income was 5.6 percent ($52,709 to $55,638), highest in the region and one of the sharpest gains in the country.

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Wyoming 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 Wyoming has grown slightly (by $33) since 2007 to $55,690 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 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. 

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median income in Nebraska 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 Nebraska has grown by $722 since 2007 to $56,870 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota has grown by $952 since 2007 to $67,244 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 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. 

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