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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.

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

9 Alabama
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Median income: $42,218
Poverty rate: 16.1% (tied for 9th highest)
Without health insurance: 14.4% (21st highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.0% (10th highest)

8 Kentucky
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Median income: $42,091
Poverty rate: 17.3% (6th highest)
Without health insurance: 15.5% (18th highest)
Unemployment rate: 9.5% (13th highest)

7 South Carolina
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Median income: $42,059
Poverty rate: 14.9% (16th highest)
Without health insurance: 17.6% (12th highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.9% (4th highest)

6 Montana
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Median income: $42,005
Poverty rate: 13.4% (24th highest)
Without health insurance: 16.3% (16th highest)
Unemployment rate: 7.7% (18th lowest)

5 Louisiana
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Median income: $41,896
Poverty rate: 18% (4th highest)
Without health insurance: 18% (11th highest)
Unemployment rate: 7.6% (17th lowest)

4 West Virginia
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Median income: $40,824
Poverty rate: 15.7% (12th highest)
Without health insurance: 13.9% (25th highest)
Unemployment rate: 8.1% (tied for 24th lowest)

3 Tennessee
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Median income: $40,026
Poverty rate: 16.1% (11th highest)
Without health insurance: 14.7% (20th highest)
Unemployment rate: 9.8% (11th highest)

2 Arkansas
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Median income: $38,600
Poverty rate: 16.5% (8th highest)
Without health insurance: 18.5% (9th highest)
Unemployment rate: 8.2% (25th highest)

1 Mississippi
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Median income: $36,850
Poverty rate: 21.3% (the highest)
Without health insurance: 18.7% (8th highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.4% (7th highest)