According to WalletHub's 2014 Richest and Poorest States report
, Michigan lands firmly at #36, much richer than #49 Alabama, #50 West Virginia, and #51 Mississippi. Washington, DC is apparently #1, followed by New Jersey and Connecticut.
We here at MT are always a bit skeptical of these types of reports (I mean, come on. Have you been to Washington, DC? Like the nether regions of NE or SE?) But hey! Lists are fun and it's good to know we aren't the poorest of the poor. We're #36!