Only five states have a lower median household income

Than Tennessee's $41,461. Tennessee is ahead of Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia, and of course, Mississippi.  Maryland is tops at $68,854. From NPR's Planet Money.

What Americans Earn
Some takeaways: Almost one household out of every four (24.9 percent) makes less than $25,000 a year. About one in three households (30.1 percent) made between $50,000 and $100,000. One in five households (19.9 percent) made more than $100,000 a year.


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