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Table S2. Median Family Income by State: 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999

1989 1979 1969 1959
State 1999 Current dollars 1999 dollars Current dollars 1999 dollars Current dollars 1999 dollars Current dollars 1999 dollars
  United States $50,046 $35,225 $45,956 $19,917 $42,609 $9,586 $37,559 $5,660 $27,632
Alabama 41,657 28,688 37,428 16,347 34,972 7,266 28,469 3,937 19,220
Alaska 59,036 46,581 60,772 28,395 60,747 12,441 48,746 7,305 35,663
Arizona 46,723 32,178 41,981 19,017 40,684 9,185 35,988 5,568 27,183
Arkansas  38,663 25,395 33,132 14,641 31,322 6,271 24,571 3,184 15,544
California  53,025 40,559 52,915 21,537 46,075 10,729 42,038 6,726 32,836
Colorado 55,883 35,930 46,876 21,279 45,523 9,552 37,426 5,780 28,218
Connecticut 65,521 49,199 64,187 23,149 49,524 11,808 46,265 6,887 33,622
Delaware 55,257 40,252 52,515 20,817 44,535 10,209 40,000 6,197 30,254
D.C 46,283 36,256 47,301 19,099 40,859 9,576 37,520 5,993 29,258
Florida  45,625 32,212 42,025 17,280 36,968 8,261 32,368 4,722 23,053
Georgia 49,280 33,529 43,744 17,414 37,255 8,165 31,992 4,208 20,543
Hawaii              56,961 43,176 56,330 22,750 48,670 11,552 45,262 6,366 31,079
Idaho 43,490 29,472 38,451 17,492 37,422 8,380 32,834 5,259 25,674
Illinois 55,545 38,664 50,443 22,746 48,662 10,957 42,931 6,566 32,055
Indiana             50,261 34,082 44,465 20,535 43,932 9,966 39,048 5,798 28,306
Iowa                48,005 31,659 41,304 20,052 42,898 9,016 35,326 5,069 24,747
Kansas              49,624 32,966 43,009 19,707 42,160 8,690 34,049 5,295 25,850
Kentucky  40,939 27,028 35,262 16,444 35,179 7,439 29,147 4,051 19,777
Louisiana           39,774 26,313 34,329 18,088 38,697 7,527 29,492 4,272 20,856
Maine 45,179 32,422 42,299 16,167 34,587 8,205 32,148 4,873 23,790
Maryland 61,876 45,034 58,754 23,112 49,445 11,057 43,323 6,309 30,801
Massachusetts 61,664 44,367 57,883 21,166 45,282 10,833 42,445 6,272 30,620
Michigan 53,457 36,652 47,818 22,107 47,295 11,029 43,213 6,256 30,542
Minnesota  56,874 36,916 48,162 21,185 45,322 9,928 38,899 5,573 27,207
Mississippi 37,406 24,448 31,896 14,591 31,215 6,068 23,775 2,884 14,080
Missouri            46,044 31,838 41,537 18,784 40,186 8,908 34,903 5,127 25,030
Montana 40,487 28,044 36,588 18,413 39,392 8,509 33,339 5,403 26,377
Nebraska            48,032 31,634 41,271 19,122 40,909 8,562 33,547 4,862 23,736
Nevada 50,849 35,837 46,755 21,311 45,592 10,687 41,873 6,736 32,885
New Hampshire 57,575 41,628 54,310 19,723 42,194 9,682 37,935 5,636 27,515
New Jersey  65,370 47,589 62,087 22,906 49,004 11,403 44,679 6,786 33,129
New Mexico 39,425 27,623 36,038 16,928 36,215 7,845 30,738 5,371 26,221
New York 51,691 39,741 51,848 20,180 43,172 10,609 41,568 6,371 31,103
North Carolina 46,335 31,548 41,159 16,792 35,924 7,770 30,444 3,956 19,313
North Dakota        43,654 28,707 37,453 18,023 38,558 7,836 30,703 4,530 22,115
Ohio 50,037 34,351 44,816 20,909 44,732 10,309 40,392 6,171 30,127
Oklahoma 40,709 28,554 37,253 17,668 37,798 7,720 30,248 4,620 22,555
Oregon 48,680 32,336 42,187 20,027 42,845 9,487 37,171 5,892 28,765
Pennsylvania        49,184 34,856 45,475 19,995 42,776 9,554 37,434 5,719 27,920
Rhode Island  52,781 39,172 51,106 19,448 41,606 9,733 38,135 5,589 27,285
South Carolina      44,227 30,797 40,179 16,978 36,322 7,620 29,856 3,821 18,654
South Dakota 43,237 27,602 36,011 15,993 34,215 7,490 29,347 4,251 20,753
Tennessee 43,517 29,546 38,547 16,564 35,436 7,446 29,174 3,949 19,279
Texas               45,861 31,553 41,166 19,618 41,970 8,486 33,249 4,884 23,844
Utah                51,022 33,246 43,374 20,024 42,838 9,320 36,517 5,899 28,799
Vermont 48,625 34,780 45,376 17,205 36,808 8,928 34,981 4,890 23,873
Virginia  54,169 38,213 49,855 20,018 42,826 9,044 35,436 4,964 24,234
Washington          53,760 36,795 48,005 21,696 46,415 10,404 40,764 6,225 30,390
West Virginia       36,484 25,602 33,402 17,308 37,028 7,414 29,049 4,572 22,321
Wisconsin           52,911 35,082 45,770 20,915 44,745 10,065 39,436 5,926 28,931
Wyoming             45,685 32,216 42,031 22,430 47,986 8,944 35,044 5,877 28,692

SOURCE:  1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000 Censuses of Population.
Income Surveys Branch/HHES Division
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C.  20233-8500
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 16, 2010