BRIDGEPORT, CT - SEPTEMBER 18: Young people walk down a street on September 18, 2011 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Despite some of the poorest cities in the country, Connecticut has the third highest average median income at $64,644 in America. In Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut, the poverty rate as of 2009 was  21.1%. Nationally the Census data shows that the numbers of the poor have risen to a record 46.2 million -- amounting to nearly 1 in 6 Americans.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)