MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the median household income fell in two-thirds of Wisconsin counties between 2009 and 2014.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports census data released Thursday shows incomes fell by at least 10 percent in 10 counties. Vilas County saw the steepest decline at 13.3 percent.
Milwaukee County saw a 10.3 percent drop and Dane County saw a 5.2 percent drop. Incomes rose in Adams and Florence and held relatively steady in 23 counties.
Wells Fargo Funds Management strategist Brian Jacobsen says the figures aren’t surprising given the nation’s slow economic recovery.
The statewide median income did rise from $51,598 in 2010 to $52,738 in 2014. Incomes Vilas, Milwaukee and Dane counties rose over that four-year span, too.
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