These Are  the 10 Richest States in the U.S. 

New Jersey

According to 2017-2021 Census Bureau data, three New Jersey counties are among the 15 wealthiest in the nation. Morris County, its richest, has a $123,727 median household income.


According to 2017-2021 Census Bureau estimates, Howard County, Maryland, was the seventh-wealthiest county in the US with a median household income of $129,549. 


If you look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 840,000 people worked in education and health services in Massachusetts in October 2023, making it the state's biggest supersector.


The public sector is Hawaii's largest employer, with more than 124,000 government workers as of October 2023, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. 


U.S. News found that San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties are among the wealthiest in the nation. Santa Clara has the highest median household income, $140,258, according to 2017-2021 Census Bureau forecasts.


Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates, government occupations are the state's second-largest employer with about 587,000 workers as of October 2023. 

New Hampshire

Another big business in New Hampshire is health care. According to information released by the state, there were about 95,000 people working in health care and social support in October 2023.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, trade, transportation, and utilities worked nearly 500,000 people in Colorado as of October 2023, making it one of the state's biggest job sectors.


Walmart, Intermountain Health, and the state government are Utah's main employers, along with Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, which has a hospital. 


Connecticut claims 15 companies on the 2022 Fortune 500 list, including insurance, pharmaceuticals, aircraft, biosciences, and medical technology.

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