Connecticut, Massachusetts Among Best States to Live In – NBC Boston

Connecticut and Massachusetts are among the best states to live in, according to a new listing on the website

24/7 Wall St. used the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index to rank states based on life expectancy at birth, bachelor’s degree attainment, and poverty, with Connecticut ranking fifth place, just as Massachusetts ranks first.

Connecticut, along with Massachusetts, is one of two New England states to rank in the top five.

Among the factors Wall Street cited 24/7 is that Connecticut’s median annual household income of $76,348 is about $14,400 higher than the national median, and Massachusetts’s is $80,000.

They also said that Massachusetts and Connecticut have a relatively well-educated population, with 45.5 and 39.6 percent of adults respectively having a college degree or higher, compared to just 32.6 percent of adults nationwide.

Read the full Wall St. 24/7 story here.

Residents of Connecticut and Massachusetts also tend to be healthier than most Americans, with life expectancies of 80.8 years and 80.4 years, respectively, compared to the national life expectancy of 79.1 years.

10 Best states to live:

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

10 worst states to live in:

  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Louisiana
  4. Arkansas
  5. Kentucky
  6. Alabama
  7. Oklahoma
  8. New Mexico
  9. Tennessee
  10. South Carolina

Take a look at the rankings here.

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