America’s Richest and Poorest States

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41. Tennessee
> Median household income: $52,375 (2018); $52,201 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 27.5% (2018); 27.3% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 15.3% (2018); 15.0% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.5% (2018); 3.8% (2017)

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42. South Carolina
> Median household income: $52,306 (2018); $51,396 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 28.3% (2018); 28.0% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 15.3% (2018); 15.4% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.4% (2018); 4.3% (2017)

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43. Oklahoma
> Median household income: $51,924 (2018); $50,839 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 25.6% (2018); 25.5% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 15.6% (2018); 15.8% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.4% (2018); 4.2% (2017)

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44. Kentucky
> Median household income: $50,247 (2018); $49,437 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 24.8% (2018); 24.0% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 16.9% (2018); 17.2% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.3% (2018); 4.9% (2017)

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45. Alabama
> Median household income: $49,861 (2018); $49,249 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 25.5% (2018); 25.5% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 16.8% (2018); 16.9% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.9% (2018); 4.4% (2017)