Skip to comments.The Richest (and Poorest) Places in the U.S
Posted on 08/31/2007 10:05:20 AM PDT by dakine
Maryland knocked New Jersey out of the top spot this year, while Mississippi and West Virginia were the poorest states in the Union.
Maryland is now the wealthiest state in the union, as measured by median household income, according to the latest stats from the Census Bureau.
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...
West Byrdland Virginny?.........How on earth can that be?......................
I knew it was Maryland. It’s all the government money.
There is big business also. Like the Discovery/Travel Channels.
Does this take into account cost-of-living?
$300K in Texas or Alabama can get you a palatial estate ... in Manhattan it can get you an apartment about the only slightly smaller than my first apartment.
Maryland is filled with vast numbers of lazy, incompetent government workers racking in mega-bucks.
YOUR stolen mega-bucks. (mostly federal “workers”)
Surprised to see Hawaii and Alaska in the top ten.
consider the source. cnn is involved with this survey
What Hollywood and many outsiders think of Mississippi, I think of the Delta. You go there and it's like going back 40 years. The casinos in Tunica and the 4-laning projects have improved it (formerly, it was like going back 70 years), the Delta has to be home to some of the poorest, most ig'nant people I've ever come across.
Damn dakine. You move into Md. and all of a sudden we’re #1.
You must make a lot.
“Keep voting Dem for more $100k+ government/education jobs that we’re entitled to.”
Today the kook Governor is about to raise the minimum wage for state contractors from $8.5 to $11.5 an hour. Just like that. Wish I could get a 30% raise on a whim with no fanfare.
hahaha...That made me laugh!....must be all those exactas!
Misssissippi is also the most generous:
There’s a huge amount of Biotech and Defense contracting and consulting in MD. It’s not all government workers.
The graphic represents people who live in Manhattan who also collect farm subsidies. The big red dots are folks who collect more than $250,000 per year.
I wonder what the graphic for Maryland would look like?
Exacta? What’s that?
Went to Saratoga last weekend, was 0-11.
“Went to Saratoga last weekend, was 0-11”
But it was SARATOGA! who cares about the ‘0-11’....
True. Guess I should look at the bright side.
Speaking of richest places, I’d bet the clubhouse on saturday was the richest place in America.
Of course, they wouldn’t let me near the place.
“West Byrdland Virginny?.........How on earth can that be?.”
Money doesn’t solve poverty regardless of what the bleeding heart liberals say.
“Of course, they wouldnt let me near the place.”
It would have killed CNN to actually run the above as the real lead story. CNN: Texas = Bush = Hitler + Satan!
No, but I do own a couple dishes.
Its interesting that almost all of the “rich” states are blue states, while the poorer ones are mostly red states....
I was trying to say they would have let you in the clubhouse...as a ‘dishwasher’....
$300K in Texas or Alabama can get you a palatial estate . . .
Yah, you’re looking at a nice 4 bedroom house and 100 acres in Texas . . .
Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
What’s interesting about MS is the wife and I have a combined income of less than 100K and live in relative luxury. Oddly, that is thanks in part to MS being the poorest state as a result of what you mentioned. It’s a paradox.
$300k in MD is a down payment....
Well, parts of Texas anyway.
Not there. I don’t speak the language.
“$300k in MD is a down payment....”
Sheesh, to which part of Md. did you move? Potomac?
>> Yah, youre looking at a nice 4 bedroom house and 100 acres in Texas . . .
The cost-of-living, property values and tax system are the three biggest reasons I’ll likely never leave Texas ... and if I do, it’ll likely be to move to Florida, Colorado or somewhere in the deep south (with comparable property values, cost of living, and state taxes).
Conservative state, great property values, plenty of open space to actually OWN LAND (as opposed to living on top of one another), no income taxes, plenty of big cities, good suburbs, reasonable gas prices, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, concealed carry laws, prayer before high school football games, and we have the death penalty (and we USE it!).
What’s not to like?
God bless Texas!
Great people in Texas . . .
But the weather!
lazy, incompetent government workers racking in mega-bucks...mostly federal workers.
Wow. You need to check out the pay scales. If you think you get wealthy working for the Fed, you’re nuckin’ futs.
BTW: In Tony Snow’s departing remarks today he said he was leaving because he was broke and had to make some money on the outside. He made somewhere around $185k and he was one of the highest paid.
Give it a break.
You’re right. I’m confusing cost of living vs industry production.
Can you share the source of the image?
Sorry, I’m not buying it. I have lived in both Kentucky and Maine, there is no way that the state of Kentucky came out lower than Maine. The report is a crock of ted kennedy blather!
Surprised at Alaska? For some it’s very, very good. For others it is a disastrous gamble. Nevertheless, every year a fresh crop of hopefuls shows up and a similarly sized group of severely disappointed failures heads down the road. One thing it does is test a person’s character, not for ethics but for strength.
hahaha...An ‘estate’ in palatial Elkridge....
Yep, I noticed that too. Its funny....the folks in red states...work hard and feel honored with their paycheck...and live a good lifestyle. I grew up in Bama and was barely a mile away from Tennessee. I knew people who barely cleared a $1000 a month back in the 1990s, and had a garden out back with fresh vegetables and a couple head of cattle which they took one or two off each year to the local butcher. None of these people ever complained about anything.
Last year....one of my dad’s oldest friends...in his late 70’s...died. The guy had been a carpenter his entire life...working for the county school system. He owned a 80-acre farm and had owned five pick-up’s in his entire life (yes...only five from age 16 to age 70...the last one lasting 22 years when he died). No kids...just him and the wife. When he died...the relatives fell into a state of shock because the old guy had saved almost $750k and it was sitting in a group of CD accounts (none paying more than 4.5 percent). My dad said there are more of these guys around than folks realize. Money magazine probably never met folks like that...that just lived a simple life and never asked for anything much.
>> Great people in Texas . . . But the weather!
With the amount of money we save in income taxes, cost-of-living, and property values ... we can afford to air condition heavily.
God Bless air conditioning.
Plus, the weather is only really bad from May to August ...
fall, winter and early spring are fantastic here.
For all the liberals’ whining about capitalism’s inequities and the wisdom of government redistribution, it sure is telling that the richest state is the one where those doing the redistributing live and the poorest is supposed to be that money is going.
I seem to remember reading that sometime ago. I’m just being a smart ass.
We’re neighbors. I live in Catonsville (as does Vision.)
It is over at Redstate.com : http://www.redstate.com/files/NYsubsidies.jpg
It was in yesterday's stories here
I am wondering if that isn’t misinformation since the blogger didn’t give a research source for the picture.
Maybe that is a picture of violent attacks and the large circles represent multiple attacks. Without a research source I could use it for any purpose.
Maryland is probably home to more top federal agency managers and executives, more federal agency consultants and more very-well-paid K-street lobbyists than any other part of the country. I think this would be born out if the data was arranged by zip-code and one could see the zip-codes in Maryland (and their proximity to D.C.) that have the highest incomes, that raise the Maryland statewide average. I doubt if the average income in Baltimore is a great contributor to the high statewide ranking for Maryland.
Odd, I’ve lived in Kentucky my whole life and I never would have thought Maine would be poorer. Of course, there’s a lot of homegrown generating cashflow here.
Post a link. Where did you find that map?
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