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

America’s Richest States

1. Maryland

Median household income: $70,004

Population: 5,828,289 (19th highest)

Unemployment rate: 7% (15th lowest)

Pct. below poverty line: 10.1% (2nd lowest)

Maryland, which has had the highest median income of all states since 2006, was the only state in the country to have a median income above $70,000 in 2011. The state’s 10.1% was well below the national rate of 15.9%. Furthermore, a sizable portion of the population is earning well above the median income. Maryland is one of three states, along with New Jersey and Connecticut, where more than 10% of families earned more than $200,000 in 2011. Across the U.S., only 5.6% of families made more than $200,000 in 2011.

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