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A Map Of The States Where Income Is Actually Rising

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

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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