A Map Of The States Where Income Is Actually Rising

Though chances are you live somewhere where the median income has dropped since 2000.

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The median household income in the United States has fallen 6.6% from 2000 to 2012, according to Census data released Thursday.

In 2000, the average household made $55,030, but in 2012, it had fallen to $51,371.

There were 35 states where the decrease in income was statistically significant. Only nine states and the District of Colombia saw it rise.

The only places where median income increased from 2000 to 2012 were:

1. Washington, D.C.

23.3% increase

2. North Dakota

17% increase

3. Wyoming

6.9% increase

4. Louisiana

4.2% increase

5. South Dakota

4.1% increase

6. West Virginia

3.6% increase

7. Montana

1.8% increase

7. Nebraska

1.8% increase

9. Maryland

1.7% increase

10. Iowa

.1% increase

The ten states where median income dropped the most from 2000 to 2012 were:

1. Michigan

19.1% decrease

2. Mississippi

15% decrease

3. Georgia

13.7% decrease

4. Indiana

13.2% decrease

5. Tennessee

12.2% decrease

6. Nevada

11.9% decrease

7. Ohio

11.3% decrease

8. Florida

11.2% decrease

9. South Carolina

10.9% decrease

10. North Carolina

10.3% decrease

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