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How Incomes Compared Last Year Across States and Metro Areas

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

New data from the Census Bureau show how median household income levels stacked up around the U.S. in 2017.

Median household incomes last year at the state level ranged from $43,469 in West Virginia, to $82,372 in the District of Columbia, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

The Census Bureau also reported metropolitan area median income figures for 2017. Among the 50 U.S. metro areas with the greatest number of households, median income ranged from $50,528 in the region that includes New Orleans, to $117,474 in the Silicon Valley enclave in California where San Jose and Santa Clara are located.


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