NJ's median income down in 2010

TRENTON - (AP) - Census figures show New Jerseyans had lessmoney in their pockets in 2010 even though the recession officiallyended in mid-2009.

American Community Survey estimates show the 2010 medianhousehold income in New Jersey was $67,681. That's down 2.7 percentfrom the year before and 2.9 percent less than theinflation-adjusted total of $69,674 in 2006.

Median household income saw a decline in 13 of the state's 21counties compared with 2009. Morris and Camden sustained thebiggest drops of more than 7 percent.

New Jersey remains second in the nation in terms of medianhousehold income. Maryland had the highest median income of $68,854in 2010.

The American Community Survey queries 3 million households.Figures are sometimes supplemented with data from the CurrentPopulation Survey to establish historical trends.

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