According to 24/7 Wall St, Massachusetts is the best state to live.
New Hampshire came in second and Connecticut rounded out the top three.
According to the business publication, Massachusetts health care coverage system and college attainment were the main factors for the ranking.
24/7 Wall St had the following statistics and comments:
> 10-yr. population change: +5.8% (18th smallest increase)
> Annual unemployment: 3.7% (tied — 9th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (tied — 9th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 80.7 years (5th longest)
Having health insurance coverage has been shown to have a wide range of positive effects, including reducing stress, and in Massachusetts, thanks to the state’s groundbreaking health care system, a nation-leading 97.5% of state residents have health insurance compared to 91.5% of Americans. In addition to being more likely to be able to afford health care, state residents are more likely to be able to find the right kind of care near them. The state has the most primary care physicians, dentists, and mental health providers per capita in the country.
Massachusetts also leads the nation in another important measure of quality of life — college attainment. About 43% of state adults have a bachelor’s degree, more than 10 percentage points above the national attainment rate. A college degree has been shown to have many benefits, both on the likelihood of finding a good job and high wages, as well as in giving people a sense of control and purpose in their lives.
To see the full rankings, go here: 247 Wall St Best States To Live