10 Best States to Live - all states ranked in study


#1

10 Best States to Live in

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Hawaii
  4. Connecticut
  5. New Jersey
  6. Vermont
  7. Minnesota
  8. Virginia
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Maryland

Do you agree or disagree with your state’s rankings?


#2

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings
US News and World Report ranks Iowa Number 1.


#3

Let’s see how these US News rankings parse in the text editor:

RANK STATE
1 Iowa
2 Minnesota
3 Utah
4 North Dakota
5 New Hampshire
6 Washington
7 Nebraska
8 Massachusetts
9 Vermont
10 Colorado
11 Wisconsin
12 Idaho
13 Maryland
14 South Dakota
15 Florida
16 Oregon
17 Hawaii
18 Delaware
19 New Jersey
20 Virginia
21 Wyoming
22 Maine
23 North Carolina
24 Connecticut
25 New York
26 Tennessee
27 Montana
28 Rhode Island
29 Kansas
30 Missouri
31 California
32 Georgia
33 Indiana
34 Nevada
35 Illinois
36 Texas
37 Michigan
38 Pennsylvania
39 Arizona
40 Ohio
41 Kentucky
42 South Carolina
43 Oklahoma
44 Alaska
45 Arkansas
46 Alabama
47 West Virginia
48 New Mexico
49 Mississippi
50 Louisiana

#4

Four states: Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont tend to frequently appear near the top.

One thing I can say about Minnesota is that there are many strong suburbs in a 40 mile radius of the Twin Cities hubs.