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The worst place to live? This list says it’s Mississippi

Gail Lawrey of Biloxi, from left, Alyssa Smith of Gulfport and Carolyn Hamilton of Biloxi sit in the waiting room at the Bethel Free Clinic in Biloxi in 2010. All three women are without health insurance.
Gail Lawrey of Biloxi, from left, Alyssa Smith of Gulfport and Carolyn Hamilton of Biloxi sit in the waiting room at the Bethel Free Clinic in Biloxi in 2010. All three women are without health insurance. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

Which state is the worst in which to live? Well, according to a ranking of the 50 states compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, the Magnolia State is at the bottom.

24/7 Wall Street reports Mississippi is at the bottom because it is the poorest state, with a poverty rate of 22 percent. Other factors include the lowest life expectancy in the U.S. (74.5 years), a median household income of $40,953 and its large percentage of people without health insurance.

West Virginia, ranked at 49, then Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama rounded out the bottom five.

The list’s best place to live was Massachusetts.

24/7 Wall Street is a Delaware-based internet news and opinion company.

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