Special Report

The Value of a Dollar in Every State

Wheeling, West Virginia
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5. West Virginia
> Value of a dollar:
$1.13
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +5.8% (5th smallest)
> Median household income: $41,059 (2nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 18.3% (7th highest)

Birmingham, Alabama 2
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4. Alabama
> Value of a dollar:
$1.14
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +7.4% (25th largest)
> Median household income: $42,830 (4th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 19.3% (4th highest)

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
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3. South Dakota
> Value of a dollar:
$1.14
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +6.6% (10th smallest)
> Median household income: $50,979 (22nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 14.2% (23rd lowest)

Hot Springs, Arkansas 3
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2. Arkansas
> Value of a dollar:
$1.14
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +6.8% (12th smallest)
> Median household income: $41,262 (3rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 18.9% (6th highest)

Mississippi, ditch boat pushing barge
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1. Mississippi
> Value of a dollar:
$1.15
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +7.0% (16th smallest)
> Median household income: $39,680 (the lowest)
> Poverty rate: 21.5% (the highest)

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