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America’s 10 Poorest States

Wed., Jul. 25, 2012 6:45 AM EDT
by Danielle Canada

Poverty Rate Could Hit Highest Level Since 1960s

According to the 2011 Census figures that will be officially released this fall, the poverty rate is on its way to the highest its been in nearly half a century. With that in mind, The Associated Press conducted a survey with economists, think tanks and academics that all agreed that the official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010 and could reach as high as 15.7 percent.

With that startling prediction, you might be wondering if where you live could possibly one of the states most affected. According to the Census’ most recent figures, eight of the country’s most impoverished states are in the South, the other two are in the Northeast and Midwest respectively. The financial news and opinion website, 24/7 Wall Street, analyzed last year’s Census data and compiled the list of the 10 poorest states in the U.S.

See if where you live is one of the most impoverished states below. –danielle canada

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  • Arnold Jenson

    My mama’s be all tellin’s bout does days. Nothing ta feed yo belli. Even whitie spared be no dimes. Be close not gettin hit by sum sunday mitthoff in gear. Be like a hobo suppa. lol. Donnie be barkin’ a storm but be onlies Bill. Bill ol Arnie’s friends. Be like enterin some babna ramma wit da roof pullind all downs. Gotts all turned down low, wit dem rains and storms. Pappa be all wet afta shinin shoes, but he be puttin down right. Pay dem bills and watchin dem squirrels diggin in da snow. Ol’d Billie Dee by rollin in his grave tinkin bout him.

  • Arnold Jenson

    My mama’s be all tellin’s bout does days. Nothing ta feed yo belli. Even whitie spared be no dimes. Be close not gettin hit by sum sunday mitthoff in gear. Be like a hobo suppa. lol. Donnie be barkin’ a storm but be onlies Bill. Bill ol Arnie’s friends. Be like enterin some babna ramma wit da roof pullind all downs. Gotts all turned down low, wit dem rains and storms. Pappa be all wet afta shinin shoes, but he be puttin down right. Pay dem bills and watchin dem squirrels diggin in da snow. Ol’d Billie Dee by rollin in his grave tinkin bout him.