Household Incomes Rose Faster in NH than VT
Granite State outperforms the national average.
The Census Bureau's calculation that the 5.2 percent hike in median household income was the largest since 1998 was front-page news last week.
How did the Twin States compare? It was a mixed bag. Granite Staters' income grew more than the national average of 5.2 percent. Vermonters' income grew less than the average increase.
New Hampshire's median household income jumped 5.6 percent to $70,303. Vermont's median household income jumped 5.1 percent to $56,990.
For the record, Maryland had the highest median household income at $75,847. Mississippi had the lowest at $40,593. The national median household income is $56,516—about the same as Vermont's.
Source: Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement.