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9. Minnesota

Median household income: $58,906
Population: 5,379,139

The people of the Land of 10,000 Lakes are doing well financially. Unemployment is relatively low and only 11.4 percent of residents are living in poverty.

But one interesting fact that came out of the recent census is that despite the extreme weather, Minneapolis is second only to Portland in regard to the number of workers who bike to their jobs.

"City policies and priorities seek to increase the number of trips made by bicycle or walking among city residents, workers and visitors," the city said in a statement regarding the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. "Walking and biking instead of driving has many benefits, including less greenhouse gas pollution, less traffic congestion, less maintenance costs for roadways and most importantly, a healthier population."

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