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Median Income

South Dakota Median Household Incomes Show Slight Growth in 2017

Following the national trend, South Dakotans’ median household income in 2017 rose for the fourth consecutive year to $56,521. Median household income in the state still remains below the national median of $60,336, however.

Though South Dakota’s 2017 median household income was the highest it’s been in the past two decades, it still reflects stagnation. Adjusted for inflation, median household income has hovered around $50,000 since 2006.

The Rushmore State remained the state with the 29th highest median household income in the country. Regionally, South Dakota ranks ahead of Montana, which posted a median income of $50,027, but is more than $10,000 behind Minnesota, at $65,599. Minnesota ranks 13th nationally, behind No. 1 Maryland at $78,945. Mississippi posted the lowest median household income in the country at $41,754. 

Following the national trend, South Dakotans’ median household income in 2017 rose for the fourth consecutive year to $56,521. Median household income in the state still remains below the national median of $60,336, however.

Though South Dakota’s 2017 median household income was the highest it’s been in the past two decades, it still reflects stagnation. Adjusted for inflation, median household income has hovered around $50,000 since 2006.

The Rushmore State remained the state with the 29th highest median household income in the country. Regionally, South Dakota ranks ahead of Montana, which posted a median income of $50,027, but is more than $10,000 behind Minnesota, at $65,599. Minnesota ranks 13th nationally, behind No. 1 Maryland at $78,945. Mississippi posted the lowest median household income in the country at $41,754. Here's a look at South Dakota and its neighboring states:

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