Maryland knocked New Jersey out of the top spot this year, while Mississippi and West Virginia were the poorest states in the Union.Maryland is now the wealthiest state in the union, as measured by median household income, according to the latest stats from the Census Bureau.Delaware, down 2.9 percent, took the biggest dip, [in income growth for the nation] Top 10 wealthiest statesHere’s where the median household income is highest

State Income
Maryland $65,144
New Jersey $64,470
Connecticut $63,422
Hawaii $61,160
Massachusetts $59,963
New Hampshire $59,683
Alaska $59,393
California $56,645
Virginia $56,277
Minnesota $54,023

Source: U.S. Census BureauThe 10 poorest statesThe states with the lowest median household income

State Income
Montana $40,627
Tennessee $40,315
Kentucky $39,372
Louisiana $39,337
Alabama $38,783
Oklahoma $38,770
Arkansas $36,599
West Virginia $35,059
Mississippi $34,473

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

h/t to Von Cracker for this special guest post.