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Louisiana is among the states where people make the least money – L’Observateur

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The US economy continues to be plagued by severe inflation, and higher prices have been particularly difficult for those on lower wages to stomach. Although incomes have generally increased, they have not kept pace with inflation, which has eroded real wages.

According to census data released in September, the typical U.S. household income in 2021 was $69,717, about $4,000 more than in 2019, when the census last released an annual survey of the American community after it was suspended due to data collection issues had skipped a year in connection with the pandemic.

While median incomes increased nationwide, wages in many states did not increase at the same rate and remained well below average.

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The latest census data shows that the typical Louisiana household earns $52,087 per year, the third-lowest median household income among the states, and $17,630 less than the national average.

Housing values ​​often reflect what local people can afford, and just as incomes in Louisiana are below average, so are housing values. The typical home in the state is worth $192,800 according to the 2021 ACS, below the national median home value of $281,400.

rankFederal StateMedian Household Income ($)Median home value ($)
1Mississippi48,716145,600
2West Virginia51,248143,200
3Louisiana52,087192,800
4Arkansas52,528162,300
5Alabama53,913172,800
6New Mexico53,992214,000
7Kentucky55,573173,300
8thOklahoma55,826168,500
9South Carolina59,318213,500
10Tennessee59,695235,200
11Missouri61,847198,300
12North Carolina61,972236,900
13Ohio62,262180,200
14Indiana62,743182,400
fifteenFlorida63,062290,700
16Montana63,249322,800
17Michigan63,498199,100
18Kansas64,124183,800
19Maine64,767252,100
20Wyoming65.204266,400
21Iowa65,600174,400
22South Dakota66,143219,900
23Nevada66,274373,000
24Idaho66,474369,300
25North Dakota66,519224,400
26Georgia66,559249,700
27Nebraska66,817204,900
28Texas66,963237,400
29Wisconsin67,125230,700
30Pennsylvania68,957222,300
31Arizona69,056336,300
32Delaware71,091300,500
33Oregon71,562422,700
34Illinois72.205231,500
35Vermont72,431271,500
36Rhode Island74.008348,100
37new York74,314368,800
38Minnesota77,720285,400
39Alaska77,845304,900
40Utah79,449421,700
41Virginia80,963330,600
42Colorado82,254466,200
43Connecticut83,771311,500
44Washington84,247485,700
45Hawaii84,857722,500
46California84,907648,100
47New Hampshire88,465345,200
48New Jersey89,296389,800
49Massachusetts89,645480,600
50Maryland90.203370,800

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