NJ Incomes Fall, But Stay Near the Top

Median income in the nation’s #2 state, down in 2010

U.S. Census figures show New Jerseyans had less money in their pockets in 2010 even though the recession officially ended in mid-2009.

American Community Survey estimates show the 2010 median household income in New Jersey was just under $67,700. That's down 2.7 percent from the year before and 2.9 percent less than the inflation-adjusted total of just under $69,700 in 2006.

Median household income saw a decline in 13 of the state's 21 counties compared with 2009. Morris and Camden sustained the biggest drops of more than 7 percent.

New Jersey remains second in the nation in terms of median household income. Maryland had the highest median income in 2010, at $68,854.

By comparison, median household income for the same period was $49,288 in Pennsylvania, $55,847 in Delaware. Median household income for the entire nation stood at $50,046 for 2010.

The American Community Survey queries 3 million households.

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