The U.S. Census Bureau just released their findings on the median household income for 2011. Now that they have this, they can rank the states by how rich and how poor they are.
In general, the median household income in 2011 was $50,502 per household. Unfortunately, that number is down 1.3% from 2010, when it was $51,144.
What are the richest states?
Maryland is the richest state in the country with a median income of $70,004 per household. The rest of the top 10 richest states are Alaska, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, Hawaii, Delaware, and California.
What are the poorest states?
Mississippi is the poorest state, with a median of $36,919 per household. The rest of the 10 poorest states are West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Florida came in at #13 on the list of the poorest states.
To see the entire list of all 50 states and their median household income from the U.S. Census Bureau, click here.