Hoosier income lags beyond other states

A new Ball State study finds that many Hoosiers earn personal incomes that are decades behind their working counterparts in the rest of the country. Researchers looked at 2010 Indiana wages and, adjusted for inflation, assigned each county the year in which its standard of living was equal to that of the nation as a whole. Statewide, the study found, the average per capita income is at the 1996 national level.