Average Income by State

Looking at a state’s average median household income is one way to get an idea about the wealth distribution in a given state. The median income of a household is measured by adding all income generated by people who are employed and older than 15 years of age, during a year-long period, who live in the same house. 

Individuals who live alone tend to have a lower median household income than people who live with others. Families where both adults are working, and perhaps their children are too, for instance, generally have a higher median household income because their income is composed of a family’s joint income, rather than the income of a single individual.

The median household income of a state is found by lining up the income of that state in numerical order, from lowest to highest, and then finding the number that is directly in the middle of that list. It splits the distribution neatly into two parts: households above the median income of a state, and households below the median income of a state. 

The average median household income in the United States was $67,521, but most states range between $50,000—$90,000, with few outliers. 

Learn more about the average income of each state by browsing the data in the charts.

Median Household Income by State

Alabama

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$56,929

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$7.25

#32 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$48,540

#49 in the US

Alaska

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$81,133

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$10.34

#20 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$67,742

#12 in the US

Arizona

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$70,821

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MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.8

#8 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,422

#41 in the US

Arkansas

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$50,784

#49 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11

#16 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$50,943

#46 in the US

California

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$81,575

#11 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$15

#1 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$77,211

#4 in the US

Colorado

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$84,954

#8 in the US

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$12.56

#9 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$70,764

#9 in the US

Connecticut

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$80,958

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$14

#3 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$82,918

#3 in the US

Delaware

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$68,687

#32 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.5

#21 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,998

#24 in the US

District of Columbia

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$90,640

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$15.2

#2 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$98,317

#1 in the US

Florida

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$59,734

#44 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10

#22 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$61,529

#21 in the US

Georgia

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$61,497

#42 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#33 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,366

#37 in the US

Hawaii

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$82,199

#9 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.1

#23 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$58,967

#28 in the US

Idaho

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$76,918

#18 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#34 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$52,021

#45 in the US

Illinois

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$79,253

#16 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12

#10 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$67,767

#11 in the US

Indiana

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$70,190

#29 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#35 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,644

#33 in the US

Iowa

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$72,429

#25 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#36 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$57,012

#31 in the US

Kansas

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$75,979

#20 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#37 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,660

#25 in the US

Kentucky

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$55,629

#47 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#38 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$50,713

#47 in the US

Louisiana

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$57,206

#45 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#39 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,074

#42 in the US

Maine

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$71,139

#26 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.75

#11 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$57,319

#30 in the US

Maryland

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$97,332

#1 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.5

#12 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$69,694

#10 in the US

Massachusetts

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$86,566

#7 in the US

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$14.25

#4 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$83,229

#2 in the US

Michigan

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$64,488

#35 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.87

#25 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,684

#40 in the US

Minnesota

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$80,441

#14 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.33

#24 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,579

#16 in the US

Mississippi

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$46,637

#51 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#40 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$44,796

#51 in the US

Missouri

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$63,594

#37 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11.15

#17 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,141

#39 in the US

Montana

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$64,999

#34 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.2

#26 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,936

#32 in the US

Nebraska

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$78,109

#17 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9

#27 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$62,776

#19 in the US

Nevada

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$64,340

#36 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.5

#28 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$58,451

#29 in the US

New Hampshire

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$88,841

#3 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#41 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$74,229

#7 in the US

New Jersey

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$88,559

#4 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$13

#6 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$75,086

#6 in the US

New Mexico

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$53,463

#48 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11.5

#18 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$49,396

#48 in the US

New York

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$72,920

#23 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$13.2

#7 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$77,029

#5 in the US

North Carolina

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$62,891

#38 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#42 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,654

#36 in the US

North Dakota

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$68,882

#31 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#43 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,324

#17 in the US

Ohio

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$62,689

#39 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.3

#29 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,548

#34 in the US

Oklahoma

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$60,096

#43 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#44 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$53,579

#43 in the US

Oregon

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$81,855

#10 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.5

#13 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$60,990

#22 in the US

Pennsylvania

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$72,627

#24 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#45 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$64,370

#18 in the US

Rhode Island

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$74,982

#21 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.25

#14 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$61,726

#20 in the US

South Carolina

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$62,542

#40 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#46 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$52,047

#44 in the US

South Dakota

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$73,893

#22 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.95

#30 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,647

#15 in the US

Tennessee

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$62,166

#41 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#47 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,315

#38 in the US

Texas

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$67,404

#33 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#48 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$60,427

#23 in the US

Utah

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$87,649

#5 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#49 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,268

#35 in the US

Vermont

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$76,079

#19 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.55

#15 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,652

#26 in the US

Virginia

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$80,268

#15 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11

#19 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$66,396

#13 in the US

Washington

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$87,648

#6 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$14.49

#5 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$72,163

#8 in the US

West Virginia

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$46,836

#50 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$8.75

#31 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$48,192

#50 in the US

Wisconsin

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$69,943

#30 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#50 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,064

#27 in the US

Wyoming

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$71,052

#27 in the US

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#51 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$66,337

#14 in the US

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$0

#52 in the US