Special Report

America's Richest and Poorest States

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45. New Mexico
> Median household income: $51,945
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.7% (10th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 18.2% (3rd highest)
> Median home value: $180,900 (16th lowest)
> Population: 2,096,829

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44. Kentucky
> Median household income: $52,295
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.1% (5th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 16.3% (4th highest)
> Median home value: $151,700 (5th lowest)
> Population: 4,467,673

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43. Oklahoma
> Median household income: $54,449
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.2% (7th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 15.2% (8th highest)
> Median home value: $147,000 (4th lowest)
> Population: 3,956,971

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42. Tennessee
> Median household income: $56,071
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.7% (11th lowest — tied)
> Poverty rate: 13.9% (9th highest)
> Median home value: $191,900 (18th lowest)
> Population: 6,829,174

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41. South Carolina
> Median household income: $56,227
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 29.6% (16th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 13.8% (10th highest)
> Median home value: $179,800 (15th lowest)
> Population: 5,148,714

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