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South Carolina: Still Dirt Poor

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PALMETTO STATE INCOME LEVELS STUCK …

|| By FITSNEWS || Median household income levels in South Carolina rose by an anemic $653 in 2014, according to data published this month by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The median Palmetto State household earned an estimated $44,929 in pre-tax income last year – a 1.47 percent increase from the previous year (after adjusting for inflation).

Good news?  Eh, not really.  That figure is down roughly two percent from 2012’s inflation adjusted $45,783 figure – when S.C. governor Nikki Haley was kicking her corporate cronyism into high gear.  It’s also a whopping $7,173 (or 13.8 percent) less than its high-water mark of $52,102 in 1996.

South Carolina trails the national average by $8,728 – and leads only Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee  and West Virginia in this critical metric.

To view the spreadsheet for yourself, click on the link below …

STATE INCOME DATA (.xls)

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