Special Report

America’s Richest and Poorest States

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36. Idaho
> Median household income: $55,583 (2018); $53,392 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 27.7% (2018); 26.8% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (2018); 12.8% (2017)
> Unemployment: 2.8% (2018); 3.2% (2017)

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37. Florida
> Median household income: $55,462 (2018); $53,945 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 30.4% (2018); 29.7% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% (2018); 14.0% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.6% (2018); 4.2% (2017)

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38. Montana
> Median household income: $55,328 (2018); $54,643 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 31.7% (2018); 32.3% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (2018); 12.5% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.7% (2018); 3.9% (2017)

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39. Missouri
> Median household income: $54,478 (2018); $54,910 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 29.5% (2018); 29.1% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 13.2% (2018); 13.4% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.2% (2018); 3.8% (2017)

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40. North Carolina
> Median household income: $53,855 (2018); $53,951 (2017)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 31.9% (2018); 31.3% (2017)
> Poverty rate: 14.0% (2018); 14.7% (2017)
> Unemployment: 3.9% (2018); 4.5% (2017)

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