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EAST

THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS | 2014

THE BOOK OF THE STATES 2014 Facts & Figures
STATE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
State median household income in 2012 ranged from a low of $36,641 in Mississippi to a high of $71,836 in Maryland. Median income has been on the decline since the recession, falling 8.3 percent since 2007.

`` In 2012, median household income was $51,017, essentially unchanged from 2011. `` Maryland had the highest household income in 2012 at $71,836, followed by New Hampshire at $67,819 and New Jersey at $66,693, while Mississippi at $36,641, Arkansas at $39,018 and Louisiana at $39,085 had the lowest. `` When adjusted for inflation, median household income has been falling since 2007 when it hit $55,627. Since 2007, household income has fallen 8.3 percent. `` From 2011 to 2012, 28 states saw an increase in real median household income, while 22 saw decreases. Mississippi and Delaware had the largest declines in income over this period, each shrinking by more than 12 percent, while Rhode Island with a 12 percent gain and Montana with a 9.7 percent gain saw the largest gains. `` From 2007 to 2012, all but five states—North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming—saw median household income decline. Nevada and Hawaii saw the median income drop the most over this period, both by more than 20 percent.

National Analysis

`` In 2012, CSG’s Eastern region had the highest median household income at $58,510, followed by the West at $53,477, Midwest at $51,635 and the South at $45,381. `` New York ($47,680) and Delaware ($48,972) had the lowest incomes in the region, while Maryland ($71,836) and New Hampshire ($67,819) had the highest. `` From 2007 to 2012, median household income in the Eastern region declined by 5.9 percent. `` During this same time period, all but one state in the region—Vermont—saw median income decline. Delaware saw the largest decline in the region (19 percent), followed by New York (12 percent) and Connecticut (9.5 percent).

Regional Analysis

Note: All data presented are the author’s analysis of data from U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/index.html.

Source: Barnett, W.S., Carolan, M.E., Fitzgerald, J., & Squires, J.H. “The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook,” National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013. http://nieer.org/publications/state-preschool-2012

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MIDWEST

THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS | 2014

THE BOOK OF THE STATES 2014 Facts & Figures
STATE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
State median household income in 2012 ranged from a low of $36,641 in Mississippi to a high of $71,836 in Maryland. Median income has been on the decline since the recession, falling 8.3 percent since 2007.

`` In 2012, median household income was $51,017, essentially unchanged from 2011. `` Maryland had the highest household income in 2012 at $71,836, followed by New Hampshire at $67,819 and New Jersey at $66,693, while Mississippi at $36,641, Arkansas at $39,018 and Louisiana at $39,085 had the lowest. `` When adjusted for inflation, median household income has been falling since 2007 when it hit $55,627. Since 2007, household income has fallen 8.3 percent. `` From 2011 to 2012, 28 states saw an increase in real median household income, while 22 saw decreases. Mississippi and Delaware had the largest declines in income over this period, each shrinking by more than 12 percent, while Rhode Island with a 12 percent gain and Montana with a 9.7 percent gain saw the largest gains. `` From 2007 to 2012, all but five states—North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming—saw median household income decline. Nevada and Hawaii saw the median income drop the most over this period, both by more than 20 percent.

National Analysis

`` In 2012, CSG’s Eastern region had the highest median household income at $58,510, followed by the West at $53,477, Midwest at $51,635 and the South at $45,381. `` Ohio ($44,375) and Indiana ($46,158) had the lowest incomes in the region, while Minnesota ($61,495) and North Dakota ($55,795) had the highest. `` From 2007 to 2012, median household income in the Midwestern region declined by 6.4 percent. `` During this same time period, all but one state in the region—North Dakota—saw median income decline. Ohio saw the largest decline in the region (18.4 percent), followed by Indiana (12.2 percent) and Illinois (11 percent).

Regional Analysis

Note: All data presented are the author’s analysis of data from U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/index.html.

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SOUTH

THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS | 2014

THE BOOK OF THE STATES 2014 Facts & Figures
STATE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
State median household income in 2012 ranged from a low of $36,641 in Mississippi to a high of $71,836 in Maryland. Median income has been on the decline since the recession, falling 8.3 percent since 2007.

`` In 2012, median household income was $51,017, essentially unchanged from 2011. `` Maryland had the highest household income in 2012 at $71,836, followed by New Hampshire at $67,819 and New Jersey at $66,693, while Mississippi at $36,641, Arkansas at $39,018 and Louisiana at $39,085 had the lowest. `` When adjusted for inflation, median household income has been falling since 2007 when it hit $55,627. Since 2007, household income has fallen 8.3 percent. `` From 2011 to 2012, 28 states saw an increase in real median household income, while 22 saw decreases. Mississippi and Delaware had the largest declines in income over this period, each shrinking by more than 12 percent, while Rhode Island with a 12 percent gain and Montana with a 9.7 percent gain saw the largest gains. `` From 2007 to 2012, all but five states—North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming—saw median household income decline. Nevada and Hawaii saw the median income drop the most over this period, both by more than 20 percent.

National Analysis

`` In 2012, CSG’s Eastern region had the highest median household income at $58,510, followed by the West at $53,477, Midwest at $51,635 and the South at $45,381. `` Mississippi ($36,641) and Arkansas ($39,018) had the lowest incomes in the region, while Virginia ($64,632) and Texas ($51,926) had the highest. `` From 2007 to 2012, median household income in the Southern region declined by 7 percent. `` During this same time period, all but two states in the region—Oklahoma and Texas—saw median income decline. Louisiana saw the largest decline in the region (14.6 percent), followed by North Carolina (13.8 percent) and Arkansas (13.6 percent).

Regional Analysis

Note: All data presented are the author’s analysis of data from U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/index.html.

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WEST

THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS | 2014

THE BOOK OF THE STATES 2014 Facts & Figures
STATE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
State median household income in 2012 ranged from a low of $36,641 in Mississippi to a high of $71,836 in Maryland. Median income has been on the decline since the recession, falling 8.3 percent since 2007.

`` In 2012, median household income was $51,017, essentially unchanged from 2011. `` Maryland had the highest household income in 2012 at $71,836, followed by New Hampshire at $67,819 and New Jersey at $66,693, while Mississippi at $36,641, Arkansas at $39,018 and Louisiana at $39,085 had the lowest. `` When adjusted for inflation, median household income has been falling since 2007 when it hit $55,627. Since 2007, household income has fallen 8.3 percent. `` From 2011 to 2012, 28 states saw an increase in real median household income, while 22 saw decreases. Mississippi and Delaware had the largest declines in income over this period, each shrinking by more than 12 percent, while Rhode Island with a 12 percent gain and Montana with a 9.7 percent gain saw the largest gains. `` From 2007 to 2012, all but five states—North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming—saw median household income decline. Nevada and Hawaii saw the median income drop the most over this period, both by more than 20 percent.

National Analysis

`` In 2012, CSG’s Eastern region had the highest median household income at $58,510, followed by the West at $53,477, Midwest at $51,635 and the South at $45,381. `` New Mexico ($43,424) and Montana ($45,088) had the lowest incomes in the region, while Alaska ($63,648) and Washington ($62,187) had the highest. `` From 2007 to 2012, median household income in the Western region declined by 9.5 percent. During this same time period, all but one state in the region—Wyoming—saw median income decline. Nevada saw the largest declines in the region (20.9 percent), followed by Hawaii (20.6 percent) and Colorado (15.4 percent).

Regional Analysis

Note: All data presented are the author’s analysis of data from U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/index.html.

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Percent Change in State Median Household Income,
2007-2012, Inflation-Adjusted Dollars
-30% to -21% -20% to -11% -10% to 0% 0% to 10%

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STATE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME »
Median Household Income in 2012 (Inflation-Adjusted) Dollars1 2007 2011 51,100 66,782 55,802 50,731 70,315 64,635 67,256 63,640 51,694 50,952 50,057 52,945 58,619 51,695 45,374 51,268 47,111 49,900 59,028 56,777 57,539 45,581 48,209 53,145 51,421 43,480 42,165 46,048 46,933 40,688 41,508 41,949 46,730 46,150 49,467 40,921 43,162 50,072 63,924 42,695 45,726 58,631 49,637 54,482 59,854 60,281 48,450 41,119 48,026 42,859 52,602 56,653 58,037 55,647 52,791 2012 51,017 64,247 48,972 49,158 71,836 63,656 67,819 66,692 47,680 51,904 56,065 55,582 58,510 51,738 46,158 53,442 50,003 50,015 61,795 52,196 55,766 44,375 49,415 53,079 51,635 43,464 39,018 46,071 48,121 41,086 39,085 36,641 49,764 41,553 48,407 44,401 42,995 51,926 64,632 43,553 45,381 63,648 47,044 57,020 57,255 56,263 47,922 45,088 47,333 43,424 51,775 58,341 62,187 57,512 53,447 Percent Change (%) 2011-2012 -0.2 -3.8 -12.2 -3.1 2.2 -1.5 0.8 4.8 -7.8 1.9 12.0 5.0 -0.2 0.1 1.7 4.2 6.1 0.2 4.7 -8.1 -3.1 -2.6 2.5 -0.1 0.4 0.0 -7.5 0.1 2.5 1.0 -5.8 -12.7 6.5 -10.0 -2.1 8.5 -0.4 3.7 1.1 2.0 -0.8 8.6 -5.2 4.7 -4.3 -6.7 -1.1 9.7 -1.4 1.3 -1.6 3.0 7.1 3.4 1.2

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2007-2012 -8.3 -9.5 -19.0 -7.3 -1.2 -1.7 -9.4 -0.5 -12.0 -3.2 -6.6 5.9 -5.9 -11.0 -12.2 -1.3 -6.9 -8.5 -3.9 -4.1 6.7 -18.4 -3.9 -6.5 -6.4 -7.0 -13.6 -9.2 -10.7 -6.0 -14.6 -11.2 -2.3 -13.8 1.1 -9.3 -5.8 1.8 -1.3 -6.6 -7.0 -8.8 -10.0 -7.6 -15.4 -20.6 -12.0 -6.7 -20.9 -11.6 -6.9 -1.6 -3.3 6.5 -9.5

United States EAST REGION Connecticut Delaware Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont REGIONAL AVERAGE MIDWEST REGION Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Nebraska North Dakota Ohio South Dakota Wisconsin REGIONAL AVERAGE SOUTH REGION Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Missouri North Carolina Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia West Virginia REGIONAL AVERAGE WEST REGION Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming REGIONAL AVERAGE

55,627 71,029 60,451 53,037 72,678 64,741 74,833 67,006 54,200 53,639 60,032 52,479 62,193 58,145 52,549 54,160 53,705 54,672 64,293 54,455 52,274 54,372 51,403 56,784 55,165 46,745 45,176 50,712 53,865 43,689 45,750 41,282 50,945 48,186 47,857 48,961 45,619 50,999 65,514 46,611 48,794 69,758 52,285 61,719 67,707 70,897 54,466 48,343 59,863 49,119 55,631 59,277 64,317 53,979 59,028

1 In 2012 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/index. html For footnotes, see www.census.gov/hhes/www/ income/histinc/ftnotes.html

Jennifer andServices Economic Development Policy | jburnett@csg.org Jennifer Burnett, Burnett, CSG CSG Program Program Manager, Manager, Fiscal Research and Special Projects | jburnett@csg.org

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