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Old 06-12-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: mn
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I am curious what is the poorest state and how come? What is the richest state?
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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If I had to guess I would say the poorest state would be Mississippi. There just isn't much there, not enough people to make it affluent. Richest state is a little harder, it could be a number of states. California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Texas etc. etc. not really sure.

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Old 06-12-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Mississippi.

Once the state with the most millionaire per capita (Before slavery was abolished) - now the state with the highest rates of people below poverty level.
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Top 10 states with the most people below poverty level-

1. Mississippi 21.6%
2. Louisiana 19.4%
3. New Mexico 19.3%
5. Arkansas & West Virginia 17.9%
6. Kentucky 17.4%
8. Texas 16.6%
9. Alabama 16.1%
10. South Carolina 15.7%
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41. Delaware & Iowa 9.9%
42. Virginia 9.5%
43. Massachusetts 9.2%
44. Vermont 9%
45. Maryland 8.8%
46. New Jersey 8.5%
47. Minnesota 8.3%
49. Alaska 8.2%
50. Connecticut & New Hampshire 7.6% (Least amount of people below poverty level)

- 8 of the 10 "poorest" states have the lowest HS graduation rates. (MS having the lowest rates)
- 6 of the 10 "poorest" states have the lowest health index rates.
- 6 of the 10 "poorest" states have the highest rates of people living in mobile homes.

(You can find all this from the same source I posted)

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Old 06-12-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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Interesting information, as other demographics and similar histories come into play as well.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I believe we are all one. If one of us are poor, then we are all poor. If one makes us look bad, then we all look bad. All for one, and one for all. Yes! That goes for you urban, suburban, and rural people. Don't individualize a state. It creates nothing but strife. Don't degrade a state; ugliness will load as a result. REMEMBER: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall."
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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I believe we are all one. If one of us are poor, then we are all poor. If one makes us look bad, then we all look bad. All for one, and one for all. Yes! That goes for you urban, suburban, and rural people. Don't individualize a state. It creates nothing but strife. Don't degrade a state; ugliness will load as a result. REMEMBER: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall."
And that's as it should be. Thanks. Rep point for you.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Denver
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If you are poor, I don't want to be poor.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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I believe we are all one. If one of us are poor, then we are all poor. If one makes us look bad, then we all look bad. All for one, and one for all. Yes! That goes for you urban, suburban, and rural people. Don't individualize a state. It creates nothing but strife. Don't degrade a state; ugliness will load as a result. REMEMBER: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall."
Uh... No. Mississippi's just ****ed up.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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It's Mississippi & if any of you have ever been there you would see why. As for this list :

1. Mississippi 21.6%
2. Louisiana 19.4%
3. New Mexico 19.3%
5. Arkansas & West Virginia 17.9%
6. Kentucky 17.4%
8. Texas 16.6%
9. Alabama 16.1%
10. South Carolina 15.7%

except for New Mexico notice how all of the poorest states are Southern ones.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Conn. is the richest, Mississippi is the poorest.
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