The 10 Poorest American States


The 10 Poorest American States

16 September 2011 at 7:22:58 PM

The 10 Poorest American States
According to the 10 poorest states in the U.S. appear to be Red or Republican majority and/or governed states, most of which are located in the south. Hmm. A coincidence?

10. North Carolina

Median income: $43,275
Poverty rate: 16.1% (tied for 9th highest)
Without health insurance: 16.7% (13th highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.1% (9th highest)

9. Alabama

Median income: $42,218
Poverty rate: 16.1% (tied for 9th highest)
Without health insurance: 14.4% (21st highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.0% (10th highest)

8. Kentucky

Median income: $42,091
Poverty rate: 17.3% (6th highest)
Without health insurance: 15.5% (18th highest)
Unemployment rate: 9.5% (13th highest)

7. South Carolina

Median income: $42,059
Poverty rate: 14.9% (16th highest)
Without health insurance: 17.6% (12th highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.9% (4th highest)

6. Montana

Median income: $42,005
Poverty rate: 13.4% (24th highest)
Without health insurance: 16.3% (16th highest)
Unemployment rate: 7.7% (18th lowest)

5. Louisiana

Median income: $41,896
Poverty rate: 18% (4th highest)
Without health insurance: 18% (11th highest)
Unemployment rate: 7.6% (17th lowest)

4. West Virginia

Median income: $40,824
Poverty rate: 15.7% (12th highest)
Without health insurance: 13.9% (25th highest)
Unemployment rate: 8.1% (tied for 24th lowest)

3. Tennessee

Median income: $40,026
Poverty rate: 16.1% (11th highest)
Without health insurance: 14.7% (20th highest)
Unemployment rate: 9.8% (11th highest)

2. Arkansas

Median income: $38,600
Poverty rate: 16.5% (8th highest)
Without health insurance: 18.5% (9th highest)
Unemployment rate: 8.2% (25th highest)

1. Mississippi

Median income: $36,850
Poverty rate: 21.3% (the highest)
Without health insurance: 18.7% (8th highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.4% (7th highest)

If you’re interested in viewing the top 10 wealthiest states, you may view them on the site.

If you’re interested in where Texas shows up, the state sits in between the 10 richest and the 10 poorest states. BTW, little New Hampshire is listed as number 1 of the richest.


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