Editors' pick: Originally published March 1.
Income discrepancy by state is a big deal. It plays an important factor in the residents' quality of life, education and affects how they vote. Which we always knew, but really have had to come to terms with in the past few months.
Another fun element that we should all be paying more attention to is the number of jobs supported by trade by state and their No. 1 export. With a hazy-at-best future for border taxes and lingering questions on Trump trade sanctions, why not check out what each state is supplying?
To give you a better idea of our nation as a whole, the median household income in the United States was $56,516 in 2015 according to the most recent Census Bureau population survey. Each respective state's median income was taken from that survey, and the export information is via Free Enterprise.
Let's see how the 10 least-wealthy states rank by median income and what their main export is as well as the number of jobs supported by trade.
Jim Cramer sat down Wednesday with four market experts to talk about how to play the Trump tax plan. Click here to check out their recommendations.