Plenty of Americans feel proud of the state they live in, but which state is really the best? New research from “U.S. News & World Report” has an answer.

  • The magazine just came out with their annual Best States in America report.
  • They compared all 50 states using more than 70 metrics in eight main categories: health care, education, the economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections, and natural environment.
  • For the second year in a row, Utah tops the list as the Best State, coming in second for education, third for both its economy and infrastructure, and sixth for fiscal stability.
  • Hawaii, 34th overall, is number one for both health care and natural environment, while Florida, ninth overall, is first for education and economy.
  • New Hampshire, number two overall, is first for crime & corrections, while Vermont, seventh overall, is number one for opportunity.
  • Wyoming, 12th overall, tops the list for fiscal stability, and North Dakota, 15th overall, is number one for infrastructure.

The Top 10 Best States in the U.S.

(Click here to see where your state lands on the list)

  1. Utah
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Nebraska
  4. Minnesota
  5. Idaho
  6. Iowa
  7. Vermont
  8. Washington
  9. Florida
  10. Massachusetts

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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