July 20, 2011

Percent Change in Median Incomes between 2006-2007 and 2008-2009

The economy has been tough the past few years.   That is reflected in median household incomes.   I visited the Census Bureau's data on median income and then got the figures by state  Using 2-Year-Average Medians.

The percentage change in median incomes from the 2006-2007 period and the 2008-2009 period is down 3.2% nation wide.   Most states have seen drops in that period.

Here is the list of all states alphabetically :


USA -3.2%
Alabama 0.3%
Alaska 0.1%
Arizona -6.1%
Arkansas -6.9%
California -3.1%
Colorado -4.8%
Connecticut -2.6%
Delaware -8.6%
D.C. 4.2%
Florida -5.9%
Georgia -13.1%
Hawaii -10.4%
Idaho -6.0%
Illinois -0.2%
Indiana -6.9%
Iowa -1.1%
Kansas -6.3%
Kentucky 1.0%
Louisiana 4.0%
Maine -3.6%
Maryland -5.9%
Massachusetts 0.1%
Michigan -7.0%
Minnesota -7.6%
Mississippi -5.5%
Missouri -0.4%
Montana -6.4%
Nebraska -1.9%
Nevada -5.0%
New Hampshire -4.3%
New Jersey -3.8%
New Mexico -3.4%
New York -1.4%
North Carolina -3.1%
North Dakota 7.6%
Ohio -7.0%
Oklahoma 6.7%
Oregon -1.4%
Pennsylvania -2.3%
Rhode Island -7.6%
South Carolina -5.4%
South Dakota 0.9%
Tennessee -6.8%
Texas 0.1%
Utah 6.4%
Vermont -1.4%
Virginia 0.2%
Washington -1.3%
West Virginia -7.2%
Wisconsin -5.4%
Wyoming 5.1%

Here is the list in order from of which states changed the most :


Georgia -13.1%
Hawaii -10.4%
Delaware -8.6%
Rhode Island -7.6%
Minnesota -7.6%
West Virginia -7.2%
Michigan -7.0%
Ohio -7.0%
Indiana -6.9%
Arkansas -6.9%
Tennessee -6.8%
Montana -6.4%
Kansas -6.3%
Arizona -6.1%
Idaho -6.0%
Florida -5.9%
Maryland -5.9%
Mississippi -5.5%
South Carolina -5.4%
Wisconsin -5.4%
Nevada -5.0%
Colorado -4.8%
New Hampshire -4.3%
New Jersey -3.8%
Maine -3.6%
New Mexico -3.4%
California -3.1%
North Carolina -3.1%
Connecticut -2.6%
Pennsylvania -2.3%
Nebraska -1.9%
Vermont -1.4%
New York -1.4%
Oregon -1.4%
Washington -1.3%
Iowa -1.1%
Missouri -0.4%
Illinois -0.2%
Texas 0.1%
Massachusetts 0.1%
Alaska 0.1%
Virginia 0.2%
Alabama 0.3%
South Dakota 0.9%
Kentucky 1.0%
Louisiana 4.0%
D.C. 4.2%
Wyoming 5.1%
Utah 6.4%
Oklahoma 6.7%
North Dakota 7.6%

As you can see many states lost a lot of wages.   38 states saw the median income decrease.   Only 12 states and D.C. had increases.    Georgia fared the worst with a drop of -13.1% and on the other end North Dakota has done OK with an increase of 7.6%.

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