Special Report

America's Richest and Poorest States

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16. Delaware
> Median household income: $70,176 (2019); $65,743 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 33.2% (2019); 31.3% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (2019); 12.5% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 7.4% (2019); 6.8% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.8% (2019); 3.8% (2018)

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17. Illinois
> Median household income: $69,187 (2019); $65,962 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 35.8% (2019); 35.1% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 11.5% (2019); 12.1% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 9.0% (2019); 8.5% (2018)
> Unemployment: 4.0% (2019); 4.3% (2018)

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18. Oregon
> Median household income: $67,058 (2019); $64,520 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 34.5% (2019); 34.0% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% (2019); 12.6% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 7.1% (2019); 6.9% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.7% (2019); 4.1% (2018)

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19. Wyoming
> Median household income: $65,003 (2019); $62,343 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 29.1% (2019); 26.9% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 10.1% (2019); 11.1% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 5.0% (2019); 5.0% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.6% (2019); 3.9% (2018)

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20. North Dakota
> Median household income: $64,577 (2019); $65,246 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 30.4% (2019); 29.7% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 10.6% (2019); 10.7% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 6.5% (2019); 5.3% (2018)
> Unemployment: 2.4% (2019); 2.6% (2018)

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