Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Northeastern states post comebackin income

Incomes in the Northeastern states, slipping since 1929, remained above average last year while much of the Sun Belt, burdened by an influx of newcomers , fell behind, the government reported.

The national average income in 1982 was $11,107 per person, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. The highest state income was Alaska's, at $16,257, and the lowest was Mississippi's, at $7,778.

About these ads

As 1982 was ending, 31 states had above-average incomes, among them the New England and other Eastern states bolstered by high-tech and service industries. Twenty states had below-average incomes, including Georgia, Florida, and Arizona.

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.