And it only "exploded" from $50k in 2005. So the hype may be overblown.
What you MAY have remembered hearing is that the COST OF LIVING and HOUSING values and costs have EXPLODED, because of demand.
Home values have gone up 60 percent in ten years according to one source--which is since the 2006-7 national housing bust.
According to the same source, job growth in North Dakota has been NEGATIVE, recently.
So businesses and even the state have to PAY people to live there, otherwise they'd have no workers.
Wanna know what occupation is the most overrepresented in Maryland, compared to national population?
Healthcare. A highly paid profession.
here it is
We'll probably update this when the 2018 estimates become available.