Special Report

America's Richest and Poorest States

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11. Utah
> Median household income: $75,780 (2019); $72,484 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 34.8% (2019); 34.9% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 8.9% (2019); 9.0% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 7.3% (2019); 6.6% (2018)
> Unemployment: 2.6% (2019); 3.0% (2018)

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12. Alaska
> Median household income: $75,463 (2019); $75,545 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 30.2% (2019); 30.2% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 10.1% (2019); 10.9% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 9.3% (2019); 9.3% (2018)
> Unemployment: 6.1% (2019); 6.5% (2018)

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13. Minnesota
> Median household income: $74,593 (2019); $71,394 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 37.3% (2019); 36.7% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 9.0% (2019); 9.6% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 8.5% (2019); 7.9% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.2% (2019); 2.9% (2018)

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14. New York
> Median household income: $72,108 (2019); $69,110 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 37.8% (2019); 37.2% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (2019); 13.6% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 12.1% (2019); 11.0% (2018)
> Unemployment: 4.0% (2019); 4.1% (2018)

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15. Rhode Island
> Median household income: $71,169 (2019); $65,552 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 34.8% (2019); 34.4% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 10.8% (2019); 12.9% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 7.4% (2019); 7.3% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.6% (2019); 4.0% (2018)

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