Politico Names Minnesota the Best State in the United States
Most people in Minnesota would tell you the Land of 10,000 Lakes is the best place to live. Despite the extreme cold and hordes of mosquitoes we have to tolerate, it's still a great state with much to offer. Politico agreed, ranking Minnesota at the top of their list of their ranking of states.
In their second annual report, Politico used factors like per capita income, unemployment, graduation rates, home ownership, and life expectancies to rank where each state in the United States ranks. Coming in toward the top in each individual category, Minnesota tied with New Hampshire for the top spot on the list. In case you're curious, Mississippi ended up at the bottom of the rankings.
Minnesota's neighboring states all found themselves in the top half of the list, with South Dakota being the lowest rated in the five-state region. Iowa came in at 7, North Dakota at 15, Wisconsin at 17, and South Dakota at 21. You can see Politico's categorical breakdown here.
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