Massachusetts' median household income ranked the fifth richest throughout the United States in 2011, according to a recent study posted on the DailyFinance website.
The Commonwealth, with a median household income of $64,509, trailed only Connecticut, New Jersey, Alaska, and Maryland.
But, how does Stoneham compare to the state's averages?
The median household income in Stoneham in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, was above the state average with an estimated average of $76,574.
During the same time, the state's poverty level was at 10.5 percent, while Stoneham's was a little more than half the state average at 6.5 percent.
In 2011, Massachusetts had the lowest percentage of the population without health insurance, at just 4.3 percent. DailyFinance attributed this to the near-universal health care law signed into office in 2006 by Mitt Romney.
The states with the lowest median household incomes were Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Mississipi.