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Top 10 Richest States

Do you know how much people in your state are making? According to the US Census Bureau, states that have a large number of high paying jobs and a lower poverty rate, have higher median household incomes. The wealthiest state in the US has an average household income of $76,260, which is approximately 23% higher than the national average of $59,039. Find out if your state made the top ten!

1. New Hampshire

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Median Household Income:  $76,260

Known for: Their “Live Free or Die” State Motto. It sums up their free spirit and candid attitude perfectly.

Most in-demand job: Healthcare & Nursing Jobs

2. Connecticut

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Median Household Income: $75,923

Known for: Sailing and Yale University. For such a small state, it holds one of the most prestigious colleges in the world, plus, everyone loves sailing here!

Most in-demand job: IT Jobs

3. Alaska

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Median Household Income: $75,723

Known for: Beautiful landscapes. Alaska is the largest state in the country by a long shot and what it lacks in city life, it makes up for in gorgeous scenery.

Most in-demand job: Healthcare & Nursing Jobs

4. Maryland

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Median Household Income: $73,760

Known for: Chesapeake Bay. This area is famous for amazing seafood, great views of the ocean, and what locals dub the ‘Scariest Bridge in America’.

Most in-demand job: Logistics & Warehouse Jobs

5. Massachusetts

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Median Household Income: $72,266

Known for: Boston sports. Between the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, the Red Sox, and the Celtics, there are plenty of teams to root for in this state.

Most in-demand job: Logistics & Warehouse Jobs

6. Hawaii

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Median Household Income: $72,133

Known for: Volcanoes and beaches. Easily the most laid-back state, Hawaii is for the easy-going and adventurous people out there. Aloha!

Most in-demand job: Customer Services Jobs

7. Colorado

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Median Household Income: $70,566

Known for: The mountains! Whether you love to hike, ski, snowboard, or ride bikes, Colorado has a million outdoor activities to get hooked on.

Most in-demand job: Sales Jobs

8. Washington

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Median Household Income: $70,310

Known for: Reservation land. This entire state is filled with rolling hills, towering mountains, and majestic lakes, plus the people are very down-to-earth.

Most in-demand job: IT Jobs

9. Minnesota

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Median Household Income: $70,218

Known for: The Twin Cities. Made up of the largest city in Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the state capital, St. Paul, these two cities sit right on Lake Superior.

Most in-demand job: Healthcare & Nursing Jobs

10. New Jersey

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Median Household Income: $68,468

Known for: The Jersey Shore. With long, beautiful beaches and New York City within spitting distance, this state has a lot to offer.

Most in-demand job: IT Jobs

 

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