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South Dakota ranked 18th best state to live

South Dakota ranked 18th best state to live

2019’s Best States to Live in America


News Staff - June 12, 2019

UNDATED - With peak moving season in swing and Americans considering where to settle down, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best States to Live in as well as accompanying videos.

To help Americans settle down in the best and most affordable place possible, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 51 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals.

Top 20 States to Live in America

1 Massachusetts   11 North Dakota
2 Minnesota   12 Pennsylvania
3 New Hampshire   13 Vermont
4 New Jersey   14 New York
5 Colorado   15 Wyoming
6 Wisconsin   16 Maine
7 Virginia   17 Washington
8 Iowa   18 South Dakota
9 Utah   19 Nebraska
10 Idaho   20 Connecticut

 
Best vs. Worst

Utah has the highest quality of the public hospital system, with 81.83 percent of patients giving their hospital a rating of 9 or 10, which is 1.5 times higher than in New Jersey, the state with the lowest at 54.33 percent.

New Hampshire has the lowest share of residents living in poverty, 8.10 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 21.50 percent.

South Dakota, has the shortest average commute time, 17 minutes, which is 1.9 times shorter than in New York, the state with the longest at 33 minutes.

Maine, has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 1.21, which is 6.9 times less than in Alaska, the state with the most at 8.29.


To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-to-live-in/62617/



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