It may not seem like you're making more money, but numbers don't lie. So say officials with the California Franchise Tax Board, who note the median income for all 2011 individual tax returns increased more than two-percent and joint tax returns increased nearly four-percent.

Sacramento County's median income in 2011 was around 36-thousand dollars per individual. Three Bay Area counties had the highest median incomes, while Alpine County saw the biggest income increase at more than eight-percent.