Special Report

America's Richest and Poorest States

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21. Wisconsin
> Median household income: $64,168 (2019); $61,521 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 31.3% (2019); 30.0% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (2019); 11.0% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 5.2% (2019); 5.0% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.3% (2019); 3.0% (2018)

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22. Texas
> Median household income: $64,034 (2019); $61,355 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 30.8% (2019); 30.3% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% (2019); 14.9% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 7.9% (2019); 7.5% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.5% (2019); 3.8% (2018)

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23. Pennsylvania
> Median household income: $63,463 (2019); $61,713 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 32.3% (2019); 31.8% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 12.0% (2019); 12.2% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 7.3% (2019); 6.8% (2018)
> Unemployment: 4.4% (2019); 4.2% (2018)

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24. Nevada
> Median household income: $63,276 (2019); $59,737 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 25.7% (2019); 24.9% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (2019); 12.9% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 6.4% (2019); 5.6% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.9% (2019); 4.4% (2018)

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25. Nebraska
> Median household income: $63,229 (2019); $60,490 (2018)
> Bachelor’s degree attainment: 33.2% (2019); 32.4% (2018)
> Poverty rate: 9.9% (2019); 11.0% (2018)
> Households earning $200,000 or more annually: 5.4% (2019); 4.9% (2018)
> Unemployment: 3.0% (2019); 2.9% (2018)

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