Wealth in the United States can be summed up pretty easily; you’re either really rich, or really poor.
Since the recession ended back in 2009, incomes have barely increased, and only the top 5% of earners actually saw those increases. That not only helps widen the income gap, but paints a bleak picture for many employees seeking a raise or advancement at their jobs.
In 2013, the average median household income was just over $51K, but this is 8 percent less that it was when the recession officially started in 2007. Most households have yet to recover. With that being said, there are a few states where incomes are stable and sit well above the US average.