Special Report

America’s Richest and Poorest States

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46. Louisiana
> Median household income: $47,905 (2018); $47,050 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 24.3% (2018); 23.8% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 18.6% (2018); 19.7% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.9% (2018); 5.1% (2017)

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47. New Mexico
> Median household income: $47,169 (2018); $47,646 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 27.7% (2018); 27.1% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 19.5% (2018); 19.7% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.9% (2018); 5.9% (2017)

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48. Arkansas
> Median household income: $47,062 (2018); $46,859 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 23.3% (2018); 23.4% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 17.2% (2018); 16.4% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.7% (2018); 3.7% (2017)

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49. Mississippi
> Median household income: $44,717 (2018); $44,604 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 23.2% (2018); 21.9% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 19.7% (2018); 19.8% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.8% (2018); 5.1% (2017)

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50. West Virginia
> Median household income: $44,097 (2018); $44,587 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 21.3% (2018); 20.2% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 17.8% (2018); 19.1% (2017)
> Unemployment: 5.3% (2018); 5.2% (2017)

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