Special Report

America's Richest and Poorest States

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6. Connecticut
> Median household income: $78,833 (2019); $77,659 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 39.8% (2019); 39.6% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (2019); 10.4% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 13.2% (2019); 12.9% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.7% (2019); 4.1% (2018)

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7. Washington
> Median household income: $78,687 (2019); $75,231 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 37.0% (2019); 36.7% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 9.8% (2019); 10.3% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 11.4% (2019); 10.1% (2018)
> Unemployment: 4.3% (2019); 4.5% (2018)

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8. New Hampshire
> Median household income: $77,933 (2019); $76,066 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 37.6% (2019); 36.8% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 7.3% (2019); 7.6% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 9.8% (2019); 9.4% (2018)
> Unemployment: 2.5% (2019); 2.6% (2018)

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9. Colorado
> Median household income: $77,127 (2019); $73,140 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 42.7% (2019); 41.7% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (2019); 9.6% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 10.3% (2019); 9.1% (2018)
> Unemployment: 2.8% (2019); 3.2% (2018)

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10. Virginia
> Median household income: $76,456 (2019); $73,955 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 39.6% (2019); 39.3% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 9.9% (2019); 10.7% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 11.9% (2019); 11.1% (2018)
> Unemployment: 2.8% (2019); 3.0% (2018)

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