Massachusetts Ranked #1 State for Millennials in America

by | Apr 8, 2019 | Headlines, News, Worcester Ranks

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Massachusetts has been named the best state for millennials to thrive in, according to a new report from the data experts at Wallethub.

The report – 2019’s Best & Worst States for Millennials — ranked the Bay State #1 above all other 49 states and Washington, D.C. by using metrics such as share of millennials to millennial unemployment rate to millennial voter-turnout. 


SEE MAP BELOW: How Massachusetts Compares to Rest of Country

Massachusetts ranked well-ahead of its New England counterparts. According to the report, Vermont is 13th best state for millennials, followed by Connecticut (#21), New Hampshire (#24), Rhode Island (#31) and Maine (#34). 

Although Massachusetts only ranked 24th in affordability for Millennials, it ranked first in Education & Health, second in Quality of Life, third in Economic Health and 16th in Civic Engagement. 

The following additional data is provided by Wallethub: 

Living & Working as a Millennial in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 10th – % of Millennials
  • 4th – Average Monthly Earnings for Millennials
  • 16th – Millennial Unemployment Rate
  • 1st – % of Insured Millennials
  • 18th – % of Millennials with Depression

Other important data:

  • Washington, D.C. has the highest percentage of millennial residents and the highest average earnings for millennials
  • North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for millennials and the second highest percentage of millennial residents

Source: WalletHub

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