The personal finance website WalletHub has released its rankings of the most livable states in America.

To find out the best states to live, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 51 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals.

Source: WalletHub

Key Stats

  • 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.

Top 10 Livable States in America

1. Massachusetts

2. Minnesota

3. New Hampshire

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4. New Jersey

5. Colorado

6. Wisconsin

7. Virginia

8. Iowa

9. Utah

10. Idaho

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