The results of the Census ACS survey reveals the average income for people in the United States. Many factors can influence the median household income across the nation during a given year. From the job market and the ratio of costs to profits, to the state of the economy and everything else in between, average household income rates fluctuate.

The amount of money that people bring into their households is directly correlated with the national economy, so depending upon the relationship between these two variables, median household income will either rise or fall from one year to the next. Let's take a look at the average household income rates over the past few years.

Also, every state has residents who would be considered outliers when reviewing the results of the ACS survey conducted by the Census Bureau. In order to keep the results of the survey accurate, people who are extremely wealthy, as well as people who are living at or below poverty, are omitted from the final findings of the survey. Otherwise, the report would not accurately reflect the median household income. Instead, the very large incomes and the very minimal incomes would offset the average.

The percent of change between annual household income rates over the years will give you an idea as to how the economy of the country was at that time.

Median 2017 Household Income by State in Alphabetical Order

Median 2016 Household Income by State in Alphabetical Order

  • Alabama $46,257
  • Alaska $76,440
  • Arizona $53,558
  • Arkansas $44,334
  • California $67,739
  • Colorado $65,685
  • Connecticut $73,433
  • Delaware $61,757
  • Florida $50,860
  • Georgia $53,559
  • Hawaii $74,511
  • Idaho $51,807
  • Illinois $60,960
  • Indiana $52,314
  • Iowa $56,247
  • Kansas $54,935
  • Kentucky $42,958
  • Louisiana $45,146
  • Maine $53,079
  • Maryland $78,945
  • Massachusetts $75,297
  • Michigan $52,491
  • Minnesota $65,599
  • Mississippi $41,754
  • Missouri $51,746
  • Montana $50,027
  • Nebraska $56,927
  • Nevada $55,180
  • New Hampshire $70,936
  • New Jersey $76,126
  • New Mexico $46,748
  • New York $62,909
  • North Carolina $50,584
  • North Dakota $60,656
  • Ohio $52,344
  • Oklahoma $49,176
  • Oregon $57,532
  • Pennsylvania $56,907
  • Rhode Island $60,596
  • South Carolina $49,501
  • South Dakota $54,467
  • Tennessee $48,547
  • Texas $56,565
  • Utah $65,977
  • Vermont $57,677
  • Virginia $68,114
  • Washington $67,106
  • West Virginia $43,385
  • Wisconsin $56,811
  • Wyoming $59,882

Median 2015 Household Income by State in Alphabetical Order

  • Alabama $44,765
  • Alaska $73,355
  • Arizona $51,492
  • Arkansas $41,995
  • California $64,500
  • Colorado $63,909
  • Connecticut $71,346
  • Delaware $61,255
  • Florida $49,426
  • Georgia $51,244
  • Hawaii $73,486
  • Idaho $48,275
  • Illinois $59,588
  • Indiana $50,532
  • Iowa $54,736
  • Kansas $53,906
  • Kentucky $43,399
  • Louisiana $45,727
  • Maine $51,494
  • Maryland $75,847
  • Massachusetts $70,628
  • Michigan $51,084
  • Minnesota $63,488
  • Mississippi $40,593
  • Missouri $50,238
  • Montana $49,509
  • Nebraska $54,996
  • Nevada $52,431
  • New Hampshire $70,303
  • New Jersey $72,222
  • New Mexico $45,382
  • New York $60,850
  • North Carolina $47,830
  • North Dakota $60,557
  • Ohio $51,075
  • Oklahoma $48,568
  • Oregon $54,148
  • Pennsylvania $55,702
  • Rhode Island $58,073
  • South Carolina $47,238
  • South Dakota $53,017
  • Tennessee $47,275
  • Texas $55,653
  • Utah $62,912
  • Vermont $56,990
  • Virginia $66,262
  • Washington $64,129
  • West Virginia $42,019
  • Wisconsin $55,638
  • Wyoming $60,214

Median 2014 Household Income by State in Alphabetical Order

  • Alabama $42,830
  • Alaska $71,583
  • Arizona $50,068
  • Arkansas $41,262
  • California $61,933
  • Colorado $61,303
  • Connecticut $70,048
  • Delaware $59,716
  • Florida $47,463
  • Georgia $49,321
  • Hawaii $69,592
  • Idaho $47,861
  • Illinois $57,444
  • Indiana $49,446
  • Iowa $53,712
  • Kansas $52,504
  • Kentucky $41,724
  • Louisiana $44,555
  • Maine $49,462
  • Maryland $73,971
  • Massachusetts $69,160
  • Michigan $49,847
  • Minnesota $61,481
  • Mississippi $39,680
  • Missouri $48,363
  • Montana $46,328
  • Nebraska $52,686
  • Nevada $51,450
  • New Hampshire $66,532
  • New Jersey $71,919
  • New Mexico $44,803
  • New York $58,878
  • North Carolina $46,556
  • North Dakota $59,029
  • Ohio $49,308
  • Oklahoma $47,529
  • Oregon $51,075
  • Pennsylvania $53,234
  • Rhode Island $54,891
  • South Carolina $45,238
  • South Dakota $50,979
  • Tennessee $44,361
  • Texas $53,035
  • Utah $60,922
  • Vermont $54,166
  • Virginia $64,902
  • Washington $61,366
  • West Virginia $41,059
  • Wisconsin $52,622
  • Wyoming $57,055
Rank State 2019 Population Median Household Income
1Maryland5,996,079$78,916
2District of Columbia672,391$77,649
3New Jersey8,960,161$76,475
4Alaska738,565$76,114
5Hawaii1,421,658$74,923
6Massachusetts6,789,319$74,167
7Connecticut3,594,478$73,781
8New Hampshire1,331,848$71,305
9Virginia8,365,952$68,766
10California38,982,847$67,169
11Washington7,169,967$66,174
12Minnesota5,490,726$65,699
13Colorado5,436,519$65,458
14Utah2,993,941$65,325
15Delaware943,732$63,036
16New York19,798,228$62,765
17North Dakota745,475$61,285
18Illinois12,854,526$61,229
19Rhode Island1,056,138$61,043
20Wyoming583,200$60,938
21Vermont624,636$57,808
22Texas27,419,612$57,051
23Pennsylvania12,790,505$56,951
24Wisconsin5,763,217$56,759
25Nebraska1,893,921$56,675
26Iowa3,118,102$56,570
27Oregon4,025,127$56,119
28Kansas2,903,820$55,477
29Nevada2,887,725$55,434
30South Dakota855,444$54,126
31Arizona6,809,946$53,510
32Maine1,330,158$53,024
33Georgia10,201,635$52,977
34Michigan9,925,568$52,668
35Ohio11,609,756$52,407
36Indiana6,614,418$52,182
37Missouri6,075,300$51,542
38Idaho1,657,375$50,985
39Florida20,278,447$50,883
40Montana1,029,862$50,801
41North Carolina10,052,564$50,320
42Oklahoma3,896,251$49,767
43South Carolina4,893,444$48,781
44Tennessee6,597,381$48,708
45New Mexico2,084,828$46,718
46Louisiana4,663,461$46,710
47Kentucky4,424,376$46,535
48Alabama4,850,771$46,472
49West Virginia1,836,843$44,061
50Arkansas2,977,944$43,813
51Mississippi2,986,220$42,009