Special Report

America’s Richest and Poorest States

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1. Maryland
> Median household income: $83,242 (2018); $82,747 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 40.8% (2018); 39.7% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 9.0% (2018); 9.3% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.9% (2018); 4.3% (2017)

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2. New Jersey
> Median household income: $81,740 (2018); $81,763 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 40.8% (2018); 39.7% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 9.5% (2018); 10.0% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.1% (2018); 4.6% (2017)

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3. Hawaii
> Median household income: $80,212 (2018); $79,648 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 33.5% (2018); 32.9% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 8.8% (2018); 9.5% (2017)
> Unemployment: 2.4% (2018); 2.4% (2017)

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4. Massachusetts
> Median household income: $79,835 (2018); $79,371 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 44.5% (2018); 43.4% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (2018); 10.5% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.3% (2018); 3.8% (2017)

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5. Connecticut
> Median household income: $76,348 (2018); $75,947 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 39.6% (2018); 38.7% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (2018); 9.6% (2017)
> Unemployment: 4.1% (2018); 4.7% (2017)

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