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

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.