Concord - According to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, New Hampshire has the highest median income in the country. This is yet another indication that the Granite State is weathering this recession better than most other states in the nation, and leading the national economic recovery.
New Hampshire's median income is just over $65,000 per year, nearly double the median income in Mississippi, the state with the lowest median income. This news follows soon after reports showing that the Granite State created over 10,000 new jobs in the past year, and has the second fastest growing job market in the country. It is a stark comparison to most other states where hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost during the same period of time.
"With the responsible and steady leadership of Governor Lynch and our Democratic majorities in the state House and Senate New Hampshire continues to be a national leader in key economic and quality of life measurements," said Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "In addition, New Hampshire is the safest, most liveable, and best state in which to raise a family."
The full the article in the New Hampshire Business Review covering New Hampshire's highest in the nation median income can be found here.