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The Richest And Poorest States In America

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Published: Sep 21, 2014 | Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016

24/7 Wall St. reviewed state data on income from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Survey to identify the richest and the poorest states.

The parameters used include the median household income, the population of the state, the unemployment rate and the percentage of the total population that live below poverty line.

The following are the richest states in the U.S.

4. Hawaii

HAWAII

• Here, the median household income is $68,020
• The population is 1,404,054
• The unemployment rate is 4.8%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 10.8%

3. New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

• Here, the median household income is $70,165
• The population is 8,899,339
• The unemployment rate is 8.2%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 11.4%

2. Alaska

ALASKA

• Here, the median household income is $72,237
• The population is 735,132
• The unemployment rate is 6.5%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 9.3%

1. Maryland

MARYLAND

• Here, the median household income is $72,483
• The population is 5,928,814
• The unemployment rate is 6.6%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 10.1%

The following are the poorest states in the U.S.

4. Alabama

ALABAMA

• Here, the median household income is $42,849
• The population is 4,833,722
• The unemployment rate is 6.5%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 18.7%

3. West Virginia

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• Here, the median household income is $41,253
• The population is 1,854,304
• The unemployment rate is 6.5%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 18.5%

2. Arkansas

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• Here, the median household income is $40,511
• The population is 2,959,373
• The unemployment rate is 7.5%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 19.7%

1. Mississippi

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• Here, the median household income is $37,963
• The population is 2,991,207
• The unemployment rate is 8.6%
• Percentage of population living below poverty line is 24.0%

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