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.