The top 10 healthiest states for 2019 have just been revealed; Florida didn’t even come close
| CBS News – U.S. News & World Report released its third annual list of the best and worst states in America to live in, based on “thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens,” according to the rankings.
And the winners and losers of 2019 may catch some by surprise.
Overall, Washington state takes the No. 1 spot, followed by New Hampshire and Minnesota.
The states achieved their high rankings by doing well in eight categories: Health care [see “Top 10 healthiest states” below], education, a state’s economy, infrastructure, the opportunity the state affords its residents, the fiscal stability of state government, crime and corrections and natural environment.
Some categories of measurement were given more “weight” in the rankings, based on a survey of what matters the most to citizens, according to the site.
Health care and education were weighted the highest, followed by state economies, infrastructure and the opportunity states offer their citizens.
Top 10 healthiest states
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
Where does your state rank? See the full list [click on the heading of the “HEALTH CARE” column to sort.
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