U.S. States by Median Household Income

Which U.S. States have the greatest household income on average?
Notes
This data is for the year 2020. It comes from the American Community Survey which is run by the U.S. Census Bureau.
All States by Median Household Income
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IncomeState
$96,762District of Columbia
$88,742Maryland
$87,328Massachusetts
$87,016New Jersey
$86,391Hawaii
$83,056California
$80,972New Hampshire
$80,408Washington
$80,197Alaska
$79,719Connecticut
$79,217Virginia
$77,827Utah
$77,673Colorado
$75,682Rhode Island
$75,523Minnesota
$73,398New York
$71,240Illinois
$70,911Delaware
$67,927Oregon
$67,428Vermont
$67,340United States
$66,432Wyoming
$66,031Texas
$64,910Pennsylvania
$64,868Wisconsin
$64,777Arizona
$64,591Nebraska
$64,574Nevada
$63,321Kansas
$62,844Georgia
$62,774Idaho
$62,209Iowa
$61,987North Dakota
$61,736Florida
$61,497Michigan
$60,813Indiana
$60,643South Dakota
$60,338Ohio
$59,580North Carolina
$58,838Missouri
$58,782Maine
$57,211Montana
$56,973South Carolina
$56,951Tennessee
$54,536Oklahoma
$54,191Kentucky
$53,956Alabama
$52,059New Mexico
$51,730Louisiana
$51,183Arkansas
$49,400West Virginia
$47,247Mississippi
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Level 32
Nov 4, 2019
Wow
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Level 68
Apr 26, 2021
The two states that I have lived in are both in the top 10 :)
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Level 62
May 10, 2021
Mine is in the bottom 10 :(
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Level 68
Jan 22, 2022
DC is for the top-paying government jobs, so that makes sense. And that filters over into Maryland.

New York filters over into New Jersey and they have less of a "law of averages" for high NYC-area wages to be brought down over a much smaller state and populace, as compared to New York State.

But Massachusetts. Again, I don't get it. Yes, I know...Ivy League universities, especially Harvard. But there's got to be more to it than that. Is it the Puritan heritage? Have the Boston Brahmins somehow done a really good job of retaining intellectual elitism and made sure that applies to so much of the state, even relative to the much greater population surge and talent surge in other, "newer" areas of the country. I don't get it.

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Level 31
Mar 19, 2022
The two states I have lived in are 19th and 25th highest respectively