The median household income
has increased by almost 2 percent in the United States
, moving to over $61,000.
Half of US families made more than 61,000 and half of families made less than that. Household income has been rising over the past three years as the economy rebounds
from the Great Recession. According to the Census Bureau
, the uptick in income is largely attributable to people returning to work or putting in additional hours to supplement their income. This growth is largely not coming from wage growth. West Virginia and Mississippi were the two states with the lowest median income, falling under $45,000.