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Least Livable States, 2008

The following table lists the ten least livable states in the U.S., according to 2007 and 2008 rank. 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.

2008 rank State 2007 rank
1. Mississippi 1.
2. South Carolina 4.
3. Kentucky 3.
4. Tennessee 2.
5. Arkansas 6.
6. Louisiana 11.
7. Alabama 4.
8. West Virginia 7.
9. North Carolina 14.
10. Ohio 13.

Source: Morgan Quitno Press. Web: www.morganquitno.com . See also Smartest States.

Information PleaseĀ® Database, Ā© 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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