Special Report

The Value of a Dollar in Every State

Hartford, Connecticut
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45. Connecticut
> Value of a dollar:
$0.92
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +9.7% (5th largest)
> Median household income: $70,048 (4th highest)
> Poverty rate: 10.8% (3rd lowest)

George Washington Statue, Boston, Massachusetts
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44. Massachusetts
> Value of a dollar:
$0.93
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +8.5% (12th largest)
> Median household income: $69,160 (6th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.6% (10th lowest)

Juneau, Alaska
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43. Alaska
> Value of a dollar:
$0.94
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +8.4% (13th largest)
> Median household income: $71,583 (3rd highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (6th lowest)

New Hampshire (bridge)
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42. New Hampshire
> Value of a dollar:
$0.94
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +8.8% (10th largest)
> Median household income: $66,532 (7th highest)
> Poverty rate: 9.2% (the lowest)

Seattle (King County), Washington
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41. Washington
> Value of a dollar:
$0.97
> Chg. in value of dollar 2008-2013: +7.5% (23rd largest)
> Median household income: $61,366 (11th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.2% (19th lowest)

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