Richest states in the U.S. by median household income (2021)

While the United States is the biggest economy in the world, how evenly distributed is the wealth? Here is a look at the richest states in the United States determined by median household income. This can help you decide where to move next.

The data for this is from the American Community Survey (ACS).

RankState or territory20182017
1Washington, D.C.$85,203$82,372
2Maryland$83,242$80,776
3New Jersey$81,740$80,088
4Hawaii$80,212$77,765
5Massachusetts$79,835$77,385
6Connecticut$76,348$74,168
7California$75,277$71,805
8New Hampshire$74,991$73,381
9Alaska$74,346$73,181
10 Washington$74,073$70,979
11Virginia$72,577$71,535
12Colorado$71,953$69,117
13Utah$71,414$65,358
14Minnesota$70,315$68,388
15 New York$67,844$64,894
16Illinois$65,030$62,992
17Delaware$64,805$62,852
18Rhode Island$64,340$63,870
19North Dakota$63,837$61,843
20Oregon$63,426$60,212
21Wyoming$61,584$60,434
22Pennsylvania$60,905$59,105
23Vermont$60,782$57,513
24Wisconsin$60,773$59,305
25Texas$60,629$59,206
26Iowa$59,955$58,570
27Nebraska$59,566$59,970
28Arizona$59,246$56,581
29 Georgia$58,756$56,183
30Nevada$58,646$58,003
31Kansas$58,218$56,422
32Michigan$56,697$54,909
33South Dakota$56,274$56,521
34Ohio$56,111$54,021
35Indiana$55,746$54,181
36Maine$55,602$55,277
37Idaho$55,583$52,225
38Florida$55,462$52,594
39Montana$55,328$53,386
40Missouri$54,478$53,578
41North Carolina$53,855$52,752
42Tennessee$52,375$51,340
43South Carolina$52,306$50,570
44Oklahoma$51,924$50,051
45Kentucky$50,247$48,375
46Alabama$49,861$48,123
47Guam
48Louisiana$47,905$46,145
49New Mexico$47,169$46,744
50Arkansas$47,062$45,869
51Mississippi$44,717$43,529
52West Virginia$44,097$43,469
53Puerto Rico$20,296$19,343
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