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Census Bureau’s Ranking of Poverty Rates by State

This is the Census Bureau’s TOP SECRET ranking of states by poverty level. They did not put out this list probably because they knew that it is nonsense in certain states. Can you believe it for a second that Nevada has the third highest poverty rate, Washington is fifth, and Massachusetts is in the top 10? Insider Monkey (your source of free real-time insider trading data) calculated these numbers from Census Bureau’s complicated public use files. Here you go:

Rank State
1    Alabama AL
2    Mississippi MS
3    Nevada NV
4    DC
5    Washington WA
6    Nebraska NE
7    West Virginia WV
8    Pennsylvania PA
9    Georgia GA
10 Massachusetts MA
11  Florida FL
12  Louisiana LA
13  Utah UT
14  Montana MT
15  South Dakota SD
16  Rhode Island RI
17  Iowa IA
18  Wyoming WY
19  New Mexico NM
20  Missouri MO
21  Indiana IN
22  Kentucky KY
23  Michigan MI
24  Alaska AK
25  Illinois IL
26  Tennessee TN
27  Kansas KS
28  Delaware DE
29  California CA
30  Minnesota MN
31  Ohio OH
32  Idaho ID
33  New Hampshire NH
34  Arizona AZ
35  Texas TX
36  New Jersey NJ
37  Maryland MD
38  Arkansas AR
39  Connecticut CT
40  Oklahoma OK
41  Maine ME
42  Hawaii HI
43  North Carolina NC
44  Virginia VA
45  Colorado CO
46  South Carolina SC
47  New York NY
48  Wisconsin WI
49  Oregon OR
50  Vermont VT
51  North Dakota ND

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