The variations in income distribution across the country is a hot topic these days, and the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal huge differences by state. The median U.S. household makes over $50,000 annually, but from there the median income rates vary dramatically from state to state. Trends emerge within geographic regions--some of the lowest rates can be found in southern states. The median household in Mississippi makes less than $37,000 a year; in Texas the figure is over $48,000. New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts boast some of the highest median incomes. Click around below to see how the states stack up.