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10. Delaware

Median household income: $58,415
Population: 917,092

Although its median household income was in the top 10 of the country last year and its percentage of residents living in poverty was the 12th lowest, Moody's Analytics recently published a report that Delaware is the only state in the country still at risk of falling into an economic recession.

Moody's Analytics associate economist Brent Campbell told Reuters the tiny state "just lagged behind the rest of the U.S. It's not necessarily performing poorly."

The state's unemployment rate is in line with the national average and its size can both be a help and a hindrance to its financial success, another Moody's analyst said.

"One thing about the Delaware economy is it's so small, it can be affected by shifts in a single industry or a couple of industries," Steven Cochrane, managing director of Moody's told Delaware Online.


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