Tennessee’s median household income increased 5.8 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year – the fastest growing median household income in the Southeast and the fifth fastest growing in the United States.

The 2017 median household income in Tennessee was $51,340.

“Not only are we bringing more jobs to Tennessee, we are bringing higher-paying jobs and that is great news for families across the state,” Governor Bill Haslam said.

“As we’ve worked to create an environment where businesses can thrive, incomes have increased, making Tennessee an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”

The newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau also showed positive growth in median household income in the state’s four largest metropolitan areas.

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