New Hampshire Has The Highest Median Income in the U.S.

Sep 14, 2017

Credit NHPR File

New Hampshire had the highest median income of any state in the U.S. in 2016. 


According to the latest income data released by the U.S. Census, the state's median household income last year was over $76 ,000, which is 30 percent higher than the national median.


The typical New Hampshire household earned $35,000 more a year than the typical household in Mississippi, which is the poorest state in the country.


One of the reasons for New Hampshire's high median income is its poverty rate, which is the lowest in the nation according to the census data.