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Colorado ranked 2nd best state to live in

Posted: 1:31 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 15:37:06-05
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Here is some good news, Colorado ranks as the second best state to live in according to financial news and opinion website 247wallst.com.

24/7 Wall St. created its own index using the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index in order to rank the best and worst states to live in. The index consists of three measures: life expectancy at birth, bachelor's degree attainment, and poverty.

According to the ranking, Colorado residents are more likely to live longer, healthier lives and less likely to face serious financial hardship than the typical American. Life expectancy at birth in the state is 80.5 years, compared to the 79.1-year life expectancy nationwide. Additionally, Colorado is one of only seven states where fewer than one in every 10 residents live below the poverty line.

Further evidence of the generally high quality of life in the state is its growing popularity as a place to live. In the last decade, Colorado’s population has grown by 13.4%, faster than all but six other states.

These are are the 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

These are the 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

Best and Worst States to Live In