Statistics many times only tell one side of the story. So, MD might be the "richest" state in the nation, yet so what. Seriously. What does that say for the average Joe in MD, absolutely nothing. For example, an average working family in MD, probably has a 3/2/2 home, just like someone in MS, one of the poorest states, would. Get my gist. Statistics on societies mean little. I prefer more in depth, micro type, facts.