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

America’s Poorest States

3. Arkansas

Median household income: $38,758

Population: 2,937,979 (19th lowest)

Unemployment rate: 8% (tied-25th lowest)

Pct. below poverty line: 19.5% (4th highest)

While the national median household income fell to $50,502 in 2011, Arkansas was just one of three states where median income remained below $40,000 for the year. Despite an unemployment rate of 8% in 2011, nearly one percentage point below the national rate, the 19.5% of families lived below the poverty line, one of the nation’s highest rates. Poverty was slightly less of a problem in Little Rock, the state’s largest city, which had a 16.4% poverty rate and a median income of $40,976. Despite having the third-lowest cost of health care nationwide at the end of 2011, 17.1% of residents lived without health insurance last year – well above the national figure of 15.1%.

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