- US Census Bureau data shows the median income for every state in the US.
- There are some patterns among the states with the lowest median incomes in the country: Many are clustered in Appalachia, the South, and the Midwest.
- On the other end of the spectrum, see the 17 states where the typical resident earns more than the national median.
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The average American household earns about $61,000 per year, according to Census data.
But the typical resident of many US states earns less than that.