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Table C. Median Income of Households by State

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(In 1997 dollars)



State Three-year average
1995-1997
Two-year moving averages Differences in 2-year moving averages
1996-97 less 1995-96
1996-1997 1995-1996
Median income Standard error Median income Standard error Median income Standard error Difference Percent change
United States 36,399 131 36,656 145 36,097 160 559 * 1.5 *
Alabama 30,103 981 31,468 1,192 29,185 1,076 2284 * 7.8 *
Alaska 50,829 1,268 50,992 1,333 52,247 1,671 -1254 -2.4
Arizona 32,535 938 32,552 1,068 32,433 1,124 118 0.4
Arkansas 27,031 744 26,954 886 27,466 843 -512 -1.9
California 39,458 575 39,699 699 39,340 657 359 0.9
Colorado 42,664 1,140 42,562 1,367 42,380 1,232 182 0.4
Connecticut 43,151 1,805 43,535 2,140 42,734 2,290 802 1.9
Delaware 40,009 1,252 41,622 1,447 38,498 1,396 3124 * 8.1 *
District of Columbia 32,314 921 32,280 1,082 32,541 1,179 -261 -0.8
Florida 31,708 406 31,900 455 31,335 482 564 1.8
Georgia 35,272 873 34,953 1,099 34,577 1,109 376 1.1
Hawaii 42,931 1,120 41,832 1,378 43,930 1,364 -2098 * -4.8 *
Idaho 34,441 911 34,455 1,114 34,959 1,048 -504 -1.4
Illinois 40,613 674 40,873 793 40,278 846 594 1.5
Indiana 36,667 942 37,421 1,032 35,556 1,172 1865 * 5.2 *
Iowa 35,054 916 33,877 1,171 35,689 1,062 -1812 * -5.1 *
Kansas 33,919 970 34,902 1,277 32,644 1,023 2258 * 6.9 *
Kentucky 32,668 1,019 33,305 1,288 32,276 1,104 1029 3.2
Louisiana 31,217 940 32,108 1,181 30,195 1,015 1913 * 6.3 *
Maine 34,641 860 34,132 1,044 35,575 980 -1443 * -4.1 *
Maryland 44,970 1,409 45,844 1,716 44,112 1,800 1732 3.9
Massachusetts 41,016 1,169 41,212 1,390 40,512 1,455 700 1.7
Michigan 39,076 778 39,434 936 39,244 911 190 0.5
Minnesota 41,482 1,089 42,248 1,137 40,941 1,329 1308 3.2
Mississippi 27,912 896 27,894 1,122 27,619 1,001 276 1.0
Missouri 36,093 1,180 35,802 1,489 35,864 1,230 -62 -0.2
Montana 29,262 932 29,277 1,136 29,287 1,143 -10 -
Nebraska 34,722 1,006 34,743 1,258 34,737 1,133 6 -
Nevada 38,760 1,083 39,139 1,326 38,713 1,250 426 1.1
New Hampshire 40,854 1,176 40,655 1,389 40,782 1,403 -128 -0.3
New Jersey 47,612 959 48,289 1,098 47,408 1,119 881 1.9
New Mexico 27,707 798 27,874 933 26,517 934 1357 * 5.1
New York 35,601 505 36,010 575 35,503 623 508 1.4
North Carolina 35,312 676 36,129 801 35,049 808 1080 * 3.1
North Dakota 31,496 895 31,927 1,058 31,414 1,024 513 1.6
Ohio 35,928 710 35,493 816 35,825 874 -332 -0.9
Oklahoma 29,042 721 29,709 879 27,888 840 1821 * 6.5 *
Oregon 37,287 972 36,777 1,277 37,307 958 -530 -1.4
Pennsylvania 36,525 633 36,609 805 36,030 709 579 1.6
Rhode Island 36,623 1,102 36,316 1,394 37,537 1,035 -1220 -3.3
South Carolina 33,446 1,050 34,861 1,252 33,038 1,196 1823 * 5.5 *
South Dakota 30,349 899 29,949 892 30,677 1,134 -728 -2.4
Tennessee 30,896 879 31,066 1,017 31,027 1,007 40 0.1
Texas 34,216 545 34,453 683 33,787 596 666 2.0
Utah 39,694 977 40,332 1,298 38,154 963 2178 * 5.7 *
Vermont 34,592 1,002 34,077 1,241 34,361 1,063 -284 -0.8
Virginia 40,405 1,130 41,534 1,397 39,129 1,215 2405 * 6.1 *
Washington 39,846 1,100 41,040 1,380 37,488 1,221 3552 * 9.5 *
West Virginia 26,505 844 26,657 1,087 26,014 931 643 2.5
Wisconsin 41,215 1,044 40,257 1,235 42,026 1,324 -1768 * -4.2
Wyoming 32,764 810 32,543 966 32,434 857 109 0.3
New York, NY CMSA 40,463 519 41,324 627 40,132 604 1192 * 3.0 *
Los Angeles, CA CMSA 38,000 612 38,089 727 37,765 650 324 0.9



* Statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, March Current Population Survey.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 17, 2010