Special Report

States With the Most At-Risk Youth in 2021

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5. West Virginia
> WalletHub score: 67.43
> Disconnected youth: 17.8% — 2nd highest
> Child poverty rate: 20.1% — 7th highest

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4. Alabama
> WalletHub score: 69.24
> Disconnected youth: 14.5% — 7th highest
> Child poverty rate: 21.4% — 6th highest

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3. Nevada
> WalletHub score: 71.12
> Disconnected youth: 13.8% — 9th highest
> Child poverty rate: 16.9% — 20th highest

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2. Mississippi
> WalletHub score: 71.15
> Disconnected youth: 15.8% — 5th highest
> Child poverty rate: 28.1% — the highest

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1. Louisiana
> WalletHub score: 71.35
> Disconnected youth: 16.4% — 4th highest
> Child poverty rate: 27.0% — 2nd highest