Wealthiest and Poorest States Identified

Here is an interesting list by 24/7 Wall Street where they looked at the richest and poorest states in America. They reviewed state data on income, poverty and health insurance from the US Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) for their research. They also looked at unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and 2011 ACS data for individual cities.

The richest states were Maryland (medium household income $70,000), Alaska ($67,825) and New Jersey ($67,458).

The poorest states were Mississippi ($36,919), West Virginia ($38,482), and Arkansas ($38,758). Learn more about their study and the results to see the full picture.