A state-by-state look at the median income over the past decade is a decidedly humbling exercise.
Thirty five states have seen a statistically significant decline in their median household income between 2000 and 2012, according to figures released this week by the Census Bureau.
A handful of states find themselves on the other side of the ledger -- with increased median incomes over the past decade. But no state comes close to touching North Dakota, which saw a 17 percent jump in income during that period.
How and why? GovBeat's Reid Wilson and Fix Original Recipe broke it down on "In Play".