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Least Livable States

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 rankState2007 rank
1.Mississippi1.
2.South Carolina4.
3.Kentucky3.
4.Tennessee2.
5.Arkansas6.
6.Louisiana11.
7.Alabama4.
8.West Virginia7.
9.North Carolina14.
10.Ohio13.
 
Source: Morgan Quitno Press. Web: www.morganquitno.com . See also Smartest States.

 

State Capitals and Largest CitiesStatesMost Livable States, 2008

 

 
 
The United States: Information & Statistics By State
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