Top 10 poorest states in America

Published: Thursday, May 24 2012 1:06 p.m. MDT

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Recently released U.S. Census data reveals state-by-state figures on poverty median income for 2010. Some states are seeing widespread poverty and low median incomes, making them the poorest states in the country. The report comes from 24/7 Wall St.
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Palmetto Bug
Columbia, SC

Glad to see the south so well represented in a top 10 list.

DVD
Taylorsville, 00

That's an unhappy reality reflected there, but it would be educational to understand why the poverty level is so high in those areas. Is there a cultural aspect to be understood?

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Yes, DVD, there is a cultural aspect to this; it's called "right to work" laws.

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