Special Report

States That Had the Best Economic Security in 2020

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50. West Virginia
> Economic security score: 43.49
> Median household income: $48,850 — 2nd lowest
> Poverty rate: 16.0% — 6th highest
> Population without health insurance: 6.7% — 18th lowest
> Overall well-being score: 63.53 — 12th lowest

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49. New Mexico
> Economic security score: 43.80
> Median household income: $51,945 — 6th lowest
> Poverty rate: 18.2% — 3rd highest
> Population without health insurance: 10.0% — 16th highest
> Overall well-being score: 61.37 — 2nd lowest

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48. Mississippi
> Economic security score: 45.82
> Median household income: $45,792 — the lowest
> Poverty rate: 19.6% — the highest
> Population without health insurance: 13.0% — 5th highest
> Overall well-being score: 61.29 — the lowest

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47. Kentucky
> Economic security score: 46.55
> Median household income: $52,295 — 7th lowest
> Poverty rate: 16.3% — 4th highest
> Population without health insurance: 6.4% — 14th lowest
> Overall well-being score: 62.32 — 3rd lowest

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46. Louisiana
> Economic security score: 47.42
> Median household income: $51,073 — 4th lowest
> Poverty rate: 19.0% — 2nd highest
> Population without health insurance: 8.9% — 21st highest
> Overall well-being score: 62.36 — 5th lowest