Special Report

America's Richest and Poorest States

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50. Mississippi
> Median household income: $45,792
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 22.3% (2nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 19.6% (the highest)
> Median home value: $128,200 (2nd lowest)
> Population: 2,976,149

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49. West Virginia
> Median household income: $48,850
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.1% (the lowest)
> Poverty rate: 16.0% (6th highest)
> Median home value: $124,600 (the lowest)
> Population: 1,792,147

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48. Arkansas
> Median household income: $48,952
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.3% (3rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 16.2% (5th highest)
> Median home value: $136,200 (3rd lowest)
> Population: 3,017,804

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47. Louisiana
> Median household income: $51,073
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.0% (4th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 19.0% (2nd highest)
> Median home value: $172,100 (13th lowest)
> Population: 4,648,794

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46. Alabama
> Median household income: $51,734
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.3% (8th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 15.5% (7th highest)
> Median home value: $154,000 (6th lowest)
> Population: 4,903,185

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