List Ranks Connecticut Among Best States to Live In

Connecticut is one of the best states to live in, according to a new listing from the website 

24/7 Wall St. used the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index to rank the states based on life expectancy at birth, bachelor’s degree attainment, and poverty and Connecticut ranks fifth. 

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

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

They also said Connecticut has a relatively well-educated population – with 39.6 percent of adults in the state having a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to just 32.6 percent of adults nationwide.

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

Connecticut residents also tend to be healthier than most Americans, with a life expectancy of 80.8 years, over a year and a half longer than the national life expectancy of 79.1 years. 

10 Best States to Live In:

  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 closer look at the rankings here. 

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