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24/7 Wall St.: America's Poorest States

10. North Carolina

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

North Carolina has one of the lowest median incomes in the country. It does not perform much better on other metrics related to poverty. There have been a number of programs implemented to help combat poverty in the state recently. One example is the No Kid Hungry program which aims to end childhood hunger in North Carolina by 2015. According to information from the program, “more than 1 in 4 children in North Carolina do not get sufficient food.”

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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