America’s Richest and Poorest States

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6. California
> Median household income: $75,277 (2018); $73,513 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 34.2% (2018); 33.6% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 12.8% (2018); 13.3% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.2% (2018); 4.8% (2017)

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7. New Hampshire
> Median household income: $74,991 (2018); $75,051 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 36.8% (2018); 36.9% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 7.6% (2018); 7.7% (2017)
> Unemployment: 2.5% (2018); 2.7% (2017)

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8. Alaska
> Median household income: $74,346 (2018); $75,092 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 30.2% (2018); 28.8% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 10.9% (2018); 11.1% (2017)
> Unemployment: 6.6% (2018); 7.0% (2017)

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9. Washington
> Median household income: $74,073 (2018); $72,591 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 36.7% (2018); 35.5% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 10.3% (2018); 11.0% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.5% (2018); 4.7% (2017)

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10. Virginia
> Median household income: $72,577 (2018); $73,155 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 39.3% (2018); 38.7% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 10.7% (2018); 10.6% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.0% (2018); 3.7% (2017)