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The richest (and poorest) places in the U.S.
Maryland knocked New Jersey out of the top spot this year, while Mississippi and West Virginia were the poorest states in the Union.
By Les Christie, CNNMoney.com staff writer
August 31 2007: 3:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK ( CNNMoney.com )-- Maryland is now the wealthiest state in the union, as measured by median household income, according to the latest stats from the Census Bureau.

The typical Maryland household earned $65,144 in 2006, propelling it past New Jersey, which came in second with earnings of $64,470, but had led the nation in 2005. Connecticut finished in third place both years, recording a median income of $63,422 in 2006.

Top 10 wealthiest states
Here's where the median household income is highest
State Income
Maryland $65,144
New Jersey $64,470
Connecticut $63,422
Hawaii $61,160
Massachusetts $59,963
New Hampshire $59,683
Alaska $59,393
California $56,645
Virginia $56,277
Minnesota $54,023


Source:U.S. Census Bureau
The 10 poorest states
The states with the lowest median household income
State Income
New Mexico $40,629
Montana $40,627
Tennessee $40,315
Kentucky $39,372
Louisiana $39,337
Alabama $38,783
Oklahoma $38,770
Arkansas $36,599
West Virginia $35,059
Mississippi $34,473


Source:U.S. Census Bureau

Maryland's income was nearly double that of Mississippi, which, with a median of $34,473, was the nation's poorest state. West Virginia, where the median household earned $35,059, was second poorest and Arkansas, at $36,599, was third.

The median income for the United States as a whole came to $48,451.

Household incomes rose, but ...

Income growth was highest in the District of Columbia, where it rose 6.4 percent for the year. Median income in both Nevada and New Mexico jumped 4.5 percent. Delaware, down 2.9 percent, took the biggest dip, followed by Rhode Island (down 2.0 percent) and Maine (down 1.6 percent).

Among places with 250,000 or more residents, the affluent Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, boasts the highest median income:$77,038. San Jose came in second at $73,804 and San Francisco was third with $65,497.

Paychecks in 2008: No big bump

The list of the 10 poorest cities was filled with mostly old, northeastern and mid-western industrial locales. Cleveland had the lowest median income of any city in the nation with more than 250,000 residents; households there earned just $26,535. Miami was the next poorest at $27,088, followed by Buffalo ($27,850), Detroit ($28,364), St. Louis ($30,936) and Cincinnati ($31,103).

Other poor sun-belt cities included Memphis ($32, 593) and El Paso (33,103). With median income of $33,229, Philadelphia was the only city among the nation's 10 biggest that was also among the 10 poorest cities.

The middle class may be better off than it thinks.

Among towns of between 65,000 and 250,000 in population, Yorba Linda, California, where six-figure incomes are the rule, had the highest median income at $121,075. The Orange County town is considerably wealthier than the second place city, Pleasanton, California, in the Bay area, which had a median income of $105,956.

The lowest income town of any with more than 65,000 population was Youngstown, Ohio at $21,850, which finished last by a large margin. Muncie, Indiana was its closest rival for this dubious distinction, with residents there earning $25,859, a difference of 18 percent.

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“Enough Drama”

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#4 Jun 12, 2010
Wonder who contrives the data for determining these things.

I may believe it now with Ford plant gone, McDonnel, gone most of the money making places and people have gone NO one wants to remain where racial devide still runs high!
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#5 Jun 12, 2010
http://www.job-search-engine.com/press/Juju-R...

According to juju.com St. Louis in May was the worst of 50 major cities to find a job. Even Detroit is ahead of St. Louis coming in a 49th.

Washington D.C. is the best place to find a job. Reason: Government Jobs

What does St. Louis have? Not much and nothing is on the horizon.

You can blame this grid lock on anything you want to AB, minorities, globalization, politics, education and it doesn't really matter. St. Louis has been in decline for at least 50 years. One good note: Columbia MO just received notice of IBM building a Data Center that will provide 800 jobs.
Our governor Jay Nixon is a grandstander, RCGA is a Joke, Illinois is totally broke.

Good jobs get rid of poverty, and crime goes down and the community becomes stronger.

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#6 Jun 13, 2010
diane77 wrote:
thats saint louis city... the county would contrast that
raps it

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#7 Jun 13, 2010
Mo foes my bros are headed to da county, the city ain't safe
ren45 wrote:
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thats saint louis city... the county would contrast that

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#8 Jun 14, 2010
raps it wrote:
Mo foes my bros are headed to da county, the city ain't safe
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lol

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#9 Jul 26, 2010
North St.Louis,MO ghetto
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#10 Jul 27, 2010
No Jobs wrote:
http://www.job-search-engine.c om/press/Juju-Releases-Job-Sea rch-Difficulty-Index-for-Major -Cities-May-2010
According to juju.com St. Louis in May was the worst of 50 major cities to find a job. Even Detroit is ahead of St. Louis coming in a 49th.
Washington D.C. is the best place to find a job. Reason: Government Jobs
What does St. Louis have? Not much and nothing is on the horizon.
You can blame this grid lock on anything you want to AB, minorities, globalization, politics, education and it doesn't really matter. St. Louis has been in decline for at least 50 years. One good note: Columbia MO just received notice of IBM building a Data Center that will provide 800 jobs.
Our governor Jay Nixon is a grandstander, RCGA is a Joke, Illinois is totally broke.
Good jobs get rid of poverty, and crime goes down and the community becomes stronger.
As long as you have White people who insisit on milking the city with racial divide you will see St. Louis go all the way down. NO one here wants to work together. No one here tries to even the playing field, The city mayor promotes only what gives him comfort, and you are right St. Louis has nothing to offer anymore.

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Tiredof the BS wrote:
<quoted text>As long as you have White people who insisit on milking the city with racial divide you will see St. Louis go all the way down. NO one here wants to work together. No one here tries to even the playing field, The city mayor promotes only what gives him comfort, and you are right St. Louis has nothing to offer anymore.
White people aren't the cause of St.Louis' poverty. One parent one income households caused by illegitimacy are some of the cause. We blacks have the highest percentage of illegitimacy in the U.S.

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#12 Aug 6, 2010
Why is St Louis poor?

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#14 Aug 16, 2010
vacant buildings in St. Louis

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