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Which of the U.S. states has the highest income per person?

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For the year ending 2012, states with the highest per capita personal income included Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Statistics provided by InfoPlease indicate each state showed a substantial increase from figures reported in 2009.

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Connecticut is top of the list, with a per capita personal income of $58,908 - an increase of 8.3 percent from three years earlier. The average personal income in Massachusetts was $54,687, up from $49,875 in 2009. The mean individual income in New Jersey jumped from $50,313 to $53,628, while New York experienced an 11 percent increase for an average rate of $52,095 in 2012.

Earners in North Dakota exhibited the largest per capita income increase over the period - jumping 31.3 percent to $51,893 - to place sixth on the list.

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