Special Report

America’s Richest and Poorest States

Samuel Stebbins

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31. Michigan
> Median household income: $56,697 (2018); $56,081 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 29.6% (2018); 29.1% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 14.1% (2018); 14.2% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.1% (2018); 4.6% (2017)

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32. South Dakota
> Median household income: $56,274 (2018); $57,613 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 29.2% (2018); 28.1% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 13.1% (2018); 13.0% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.0% (2018); 3.2% (2017)

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33. Ohio
> Median household income: $56,111 (2018); $55,236 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 29.0% (2018); 28.0% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 13.9% (2018); 14.0% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.6% (2018); 5.0% (2017)

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34. Indiana
> Median household income: $55,746 (2018); $55,368 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 27.1% (2018); 26.8% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 13.1% (2018); 13.5% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.4% (2018); 3.6% (2017)

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35. Maine
> Median household income: $55,602 (2018); $57,486 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 31.5% (2018); 32.1% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 11.6% (2018); 11.1% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.4% (2018); 3.4% (2017)