SACRAMENTO -- The statewide median income in 2011 rose for individuals and couples, the California Franchise Tax Board reported.
Individual incomes as reflected on state returns rose 2.2% to $34,684 compared with 2010, while joint returns rose 3.6% to $68,122.
Median income is the point at which half the incomes are higher and half are lower. It is not the average of all incomes.
The state's highest median income was in Marin County, with $52,032 for individuals and $120,170 for couples. The lowest was Imperial County, with $23,345 for individuals and $37,700 for couples.