Massachusetts Named 2019’s Best State to Live In

by | Jun 11, 2019 | Headlines, News

If you’re living in Worcester, or in Worcester County, or in any part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, there’s some good news about your current location.

The data experts at WalletHub have released their latest report — 2019’s Best States to Live in — and have ranked the Bay State the #1 place to live in the United States.

WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 51 key indicators of livability — ranging from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals.

Massachusetts grabbed the #1 spot just slightly above Minnesota, and ahead of its New England neighbor New Hampshire, New Jersey and Colorado.

SEE MAP BELOW: How MA Compares to Other States


Here are some facts and rankings on living conditions in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.) :

  • 10th – % of Population in Poverty
  • 7th – Income Growth
  • 1st – % of Insured Population
  • 10th – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
  • 4th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 8th – Restaurants per Capita

To see how Massachusetts compares to other states, scroll over the map below: 

Source: WalletHub

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