Median income change by household: Dakotas are winning.

The Dakotas Are Drilling Their Way to Prosperity

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.