WASHINGTON — Wisconsin women are the first in the nation to reach a median annual income of $70,000, the first year the state has reported a median income higher than $70.6 million.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports on Tuesday that the state’s median household income increased 2.3% last year, the highest since the state began tracking median household incomes in 1999.
Wisconsin is the first state to reach the median annual household income of about $70 million for the first time since the nation began tracking the figure in 1999, according to a survey by the state newspaper.
The median income rose from $60,000 in 2015 to $70 at the end of last year.
The national median was $57,300.
The national median household annual income last year was $58,500, the Journal reported.
Wisconsin’s median annual wage last year came in at $47,000.
The state reported a decline in the number of people moving out of the state, with the number moving into the state falling from 8,844 in 2016 to 6,841 in 2017.
The number of new households increased from 5,664 in 2016.