Census Bureau says Md. is wealthiest state in nation

Maryland Flag Census Bureau says Md. is wealthiest state in nationMaryland is the richest state in the U.S., according to newly-released data from the Census Bureau.

The new report says Maryland is the wealthiest state in the nation, boasting a median household income of approximately $71,000 per year.

Maryland is the only state in the country to make at least $70,000 per household for two consecutive years.

The report also shows that 11 percent of Maryland residents earn at least $200,000 per year, while 10 percent of the population in the state lives below the poverty line.

New Jersey came in second place on the Census Bureau’s wealth list, while the state of Mississippi came in last.

Here are the top five:

1. Maryland

> Median household income: $71,122
> Population: 5,884,563 (19th highest)
> Unemployment rate: 6.8% (17th lowest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 10.3% (3rd lowest)

2. New Jersey
> Median household income: $69,667
> Population: 8,864,590 (11th highest)
> Unemployment rate: 9.5% (tied-5th highest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 10.8% (5th lowest)

3. Alaska
> Median household income: $67,712
> Population: 731,449 (4th lowest)
> Unemployment rate: 7.0% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 10.1% (2nd lowest)

4. Connecticut
> Median household income: $67,276
> Population: 3,590,347 (22nd lowest)
> Unemployment rate: 8.4% (tied-14th highest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 10.7% (4th lowest)

5. Hawaii
> Median household income: $66,259
> Population: 1,392,313 (11th lowest)
> Unemployment rate: 5.8% (12th lowest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 11.6% (8th lowest)

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