WalletHub’s In-depth Analysis of 2014’s Richest and Poorest States -New Jersey Ranks 3rd in Income

With the richest 1 percent of Americans capturing 95 percent of post-recession growth and the bottom 90 percent of Americans continuing to get poorer, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Richest and Poorest States.

To identify the states with the highest and lowest net worth, WalletHub ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on income, GDP per capita and federal taxes paid per capita.

Wealth in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.) 

  • 3rd – Income
  • 9th – GDP per Capita
  • 5th – Federal Taxes Paid per Capita

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Main Findings – Population-Adjusted Rankings