Median income change by household: Dakotas are winning.

The Dakotas Are Drilling Their Way to Prosperity

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Dec. 12 2013 5:24 PM

The Dakotas Are Drilling Their Way to Prosperity

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Here's a map of the change in median income by county. You'll see that it's down almost everywhere. But it's up in the oil boom country in the Dakotas.

A little natural-resource boom can do wonders for your economy, at least in the short term.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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