10 Poorest Places to Live in the US -- Did Your State Make the List? (PHOTOS)

house in west virginiaSometimes it seems poverty is a vicious circle. A lack of opportunity for employment can send you spiraling deeper into debt.

Trying to pursue higher education, which could lead to greater chances for work -- hopefully above minimum wage -- requires a substantial amount of money. If you don't have it, borrowing can once again leave you with loans you can't afford. 

These are common scenarios in 10 of poorest states in the US. 

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#10 surprised us, how about you? View our slideshow and then tell us: Do you agree with this list? 


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