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Most Livable States, 2007

The following table lists the 2006 and 2007 rank for most and least livable states in the U.S.

2007 rank State 2006 rank
1. New Hampshire 1.
2. Minnesota 2.
3. Wyoming 6.
4. Utah 11.
5. New Jersey 5.
6. Iowa 3.
7. Vermont 4.
8. Massachusetts 7.
9. South Dakota 13.
10. Connecticut 10.
11. Nebraska 9.
12. Virginia 8.
13. North Dakota 12.
14. Idaho 18.
15. Maryland 16.
16. Maine 17
17. Kansas 15.
18. Colorado 20.
19. Hawaii 22.
20. Wisconsin 14.
21. Delaware 18.
22. Montana 21.
23. Oregon 33.
24. Alaska 23.
25. Nevada 24.
26. Illinois 28.
27. Florida 31.
28. Rhode Island 26.
29. New York 32.
30. California 34.
31. Washington 25.
32. Arizona 29.
33. Pennsylvania 30.
34. Missouri 27.
35. Indiana 36.
36. Ohio 37.
37. New Mexico 41.
38. Michigan 35.
39. Texas 41.
40. Oklahoma 43.
41. Georgia 38.
42. Alabama 39.
42. North Carolina 40.
44. Tennessee 45.
45. West Virginia 44.
46. South Carolina 46.
47. Kentucky 47.
48. Arkansas 48.
49. Louisiana 50.
50. Mississippi 49.
Methodology: To determine a state's livability rating, each state's rankings in 44 categories were averaged. Some of the positive factors included household income, homeownership, job growth, and educational attainment. The negative factors included crime rate, poverty rate, infant mortality rate, and unemployment rate.
Source: Morgan Quitno Press. Web: www.morganquitno.com . See also Smartest States.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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