"Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty." Leo Rosten

According to 24/7 Wall Street, Virginia is the 8th richest state in the U.S. with a median household income of $64,902. That's ahead of California, New York and Connecticut - states you'd think had higher averages because the cost of living is so high. The wealthiest state is Maryland with a median household income of over $73,000. Mississippi is the poorest state with an MHI of $39,680.