25 Wealthiest States: What They Export, Whom They Employ

Income discrepancy by state is a big deal. It plays an important factor in the residents' quality of life, education and affects how they vote. The latter of which we always knew, but really have had to come to terms with in the past few months.

Another fun element that we should all be paying more attention to is the number of jobs supported by trade by state and their number one export. With a hazy-at-best future for border taxes, and lingering questions on Trump trade sanctions, why not check out what each state is supplying? 

To give you a better idea of our nation as a whole, the median household income in the United States was $56,516 in 2015, according to the most recent  Census Bureau population survey. Each respective state's median income was taken from that survey, and the export and trade information is via  Free Enterprise

Let's see how the 25 wealthiest states rank by median income and what their main export is as well as the number of jobs supported by trade.

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25. Iowa
25. Iowa

Median income: $53,183
Jobs supported by trade: 456,000
No. 1 export: Corn

24. Texas
24. Texas

Median income: $53,207
Jobs supported by trade: 3.1 million
No. 1 export: Petroleum

23. Wisconsin
23. Wisconsin

Median income: $53,357
Jobs supported by trade: 800,000
No. 1 export: Medicine

22. Pennsylvania
22. Pennsylvania

Median income: $53,599
Jobs supported by trade: 1.6 million
No. 1 export: Coal

21. Vermont
21. Vermont

Median income: $55,176
Jobs supported by trade: 95,000
No. 1 export: Electronic processors

20. Rhode Island
20. Rhode Island

Median income: $56,852
Jobs supported by trade: 136,000
No. 1 export: Iron and steel waste

19. North Dakota
19. North Dakota

Median income: $57,181
Jobs supported by trade: 111,000
No. 1 export: Crude oil

18. Illinois
18. Illinois

Median income: $57,574
Jobs supported by trade: 1.7 million
No. 1 export: Petroleum

17. Wyoming
17. Wyoming

Median income: $58,840
Jobs supported by trade: 71,000
No. 1 export: Soda ash

16. New York
16. New York

Median income: $59,269 
Jobs supported by trade: 2.7 million 
No. 1 export: Diamonds

15. Delaware
15. Delaware

Median income: $60,509 
Jobs supported by trade: 127,000
No. 1 export: Medicine

14. Colorado
14. Colorado

Median income: $60,629 
Jobs supported by trade: 734,000
No. 1 export: Electronic circuits

13. Utah
13. Utah

Median income: $60,727
Jobs supported by trade: 387,000
No. 1 export: Gold

12. Washington
12. Washington

Median income: $61,062 
Jobs supported by trade: 946,000
No. 1 export: Airplane parts

11. Minnesota
11. Minnesota

Median income: $63,636
Jobs supported by trade: 789,000
No. 1 export: Medical equipment

10. California
10. California

Median income: $63,636
Jobs supported by trade: 4.9 million 
No. 1 export: Airplane parts

9. Virgina
9. Virgina

Median income: $61,486 
Jobs supported by trade: 1.1 million 
No. 1 export: Electronic circuits

8. New Hampshire
8. New Hampshire

Median income: $66,779
Jobs supported by trade: 184,000
No. 1 export: Phones

7. Massachusetts
7. Massachusetts

Median income: $68,563
Jobs supported by trade: 991,000
No. 1 export: Medical equipment

6. Hawaii
6. Hawaii

Median income: $69,515
Jobs supported by trade: 206,000
No. 1 export: Airplane parts

5. Connecticut
5. Connecticut

Median income: $70,331
Jobs supported by trade: 518,000
No. 1 export: Airplane parts

4. District of Columbia
4. District of Columbia

Median income: $70,848
Part of Virginia's numbers of: 
Jobs supported by trade: 1.1 million
No. 1 export: Electronic circuits

3. New Jersey
3. New Jersey

Median income: $72,093
Jobs supported by trade: 1.2 million 
No. 1 export: Petroleum

2. Alaska
2. Alaska

Median income: $72,515
Jobs supported by trade: 90,000
No. 1 export: Zinc

1. Maryland
1. Maryland

Median income: $73,594 
Jobs supported by trade: 813,000
No. 1 export: Auto parts

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