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Which Was the Only State to See a Drop in Median Income?

According to US Census Bureau figures released last week, only one state in the country saw a drop in median household income in 2007. This same state also saw a rise in poverty. Can you guess which state stands alone in its losses?


Which Was the Only State to See a Drop in Median Income?

Which was the only state to see a drop in median income?

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KawaiiAyu KawaiiAyu 8 years
im with indieglam, as a resident, tooootally not surprised. it pisses me off that everyone here is like omg i have to get out of this state ASAP, yeeeah thatll really help boost the state... ugh.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Don't feel too bad, Michigan. CA's unemployment rate is on the rise. Misery loves company...
amers230 amers230 8 years
and my parents wonder why i can't find a full time job...gotta love MI
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Wow, I thought my home state of Alabama was always the poorest. Way to not be the poorest, Alabama! Sorry for you in Michigan though. Hey, I'll be supporting the MI economy in a couple of weeks with my camping trip. I'm doing my part as a good American. :-)
Beauty Beauty 8 years
As a former Michigander, I knew the answer to this question. It's sad to go home and see how run-down things are looking.
klreynol klreynol 8 years
Exactly what Indieglam said - as a resident of Michigan, that wasn't a surprise. I live in Houghton, MI (in the Upper Peninsula) where the median household income is just above $20,000. =\
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
That's sad. I got it right, but it made me think, will it soon be "Which country" and the US is the answer?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I was going to guess Ohio before I saw the options, but once I saw the options, I knew it was Michigan. Hopefully new industries will be built there and the economy can be revitalized.
indieglam indieglam 8 years
As a resident of Michigan, definitely not surprising...
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I figured I had it right with all of the auto plant firings.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
That wasn't a surprise at all
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
omg i got it right.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i wasn't 100% sure but i figured that it had to be MI with all the talk about the automotive plants shutting down along with the issues that they are running into.
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