Connecticut is the 2nd Best State to Live, Report Says - NBC Connecticut

Connecticut is the 2nd Best State to Live, Report Says



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    Second place isn't so bad.

    Connecticut slid in to the number two spot of "America's Best States to Live" report put out by 24/7 Wall Street.

    The report ranks states by taking a look at population growth, unemployment rates, poverty, crime, household incomes and life expectancy. 

    "Quality of life in the United States is heavily dependent on financial status," the report reads. "As a consequence, the nation's best states to live in often report very high incomes."

    Connecticut's median household annual income is $71,346, making it the fifth highest out of all the states, 24/7 Wall Street reports. 

    The report says Connecticut is also relatively safe compared to other states, with 219 violent crimes reported for every 100,000 state residents in 2015. 

    In July, a different report called Connecticut the fourth most "like America". The same report said New Haven was considered the most "normal" city in the country. 

    Connecticut wasn't the only New England state to make the list. Massachusetts was ranked as number one. 

    The 24/7 Wall Street report for best states to live:

    5) New Jersey

    4) Minnesota

    3) New Hampshire

    2) Connecticut

    1) Massachusetts