Median household incomes peaked in most Minnesota counties 15 years ago

When adjusted for inflation, the average household income in most Minnesota counties peaked 15 years ago, in 1999, according to an interactive graphic in the Washington Post.

Some counties in far northern Minnesota peaked 35 years ago, in 1979.

Some western Minnesota counties, along with Cook County, in the far northeast on Lake Superior, though, had peaks in 2013.

The Washington Post study looked at counties around the country and found that household income peaked in 1999 for 81 percent of U.S. counties.

Data from study of inflation-adjusted peak household income in some Minnesota counties:

  • Ramsey, 1999, $63,755
  • Hennepin, 1999, $72,228
  • Washington, 1999, $92,544
  • Dakota, 1999 $86,425
  • Carver, 1999, $90726
  • Anoka, 1999, $80,739
  • Olmsted, 1999, $71,558
  • St. Louis, 1979, $55,396
  • Nobles, 1999, $49,525
  • Cook, 2013, $52,215

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Logan Foreman on 12/16/2014 - 09:37 am.

    1999 – the median household income peaked

    For the largest counties in MN. And then came Bush and Pawlenty and the big banks and Wall Street to stop the advance.

  2. Submitted by Todd Hintz on 12/17/2014 - 12:06 pm.

    Well, Crap

    And the rich keep on getting richer and the poor keep on getting poorer.

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