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Although Washington has a higher median income than the U.S. overall, in comparison to other peer states – those with similar economic and industry characterstics – the state has made at best modest advances in income.
Since 2002, when the American Community Survey first started tracking median household income, Washington incomes have risen – but they still rank below all comparison states except Colorado. All six states experienced a similar drop in incomes from 2008 and 2009 and only Virginia was able to reverse that trend in 2010.
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