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Region’s median household incomes took a big hit during recession

The recession and its aftermath took a toll on household incomes in the St. Louis metro area, with only one county in the East-West Gateway core of the region avoiding a decline, when incomes were adjusted for inflation.

St. Clair County, from 2007 to 2011, had a 1.6 increase in median household income over those four years, when that income was adjusted to reflect 2011 dollars. The East-West Gateway region, which is the city of St. Louis and the surrounding seven counties in Illinois and Missouri, saw a 8.5 percent decrease in median household income during that time span.

Worst hit was Jefferson County, which had a 17.3 percent

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