Massachusetts was ranked the second best state to live in the U.S.
A recent poll by WalletHub took 52 key indicators of livability including factors such as housing costs, income growth, education rate and quality of hospitals.
“Deciding on a place to call home can be a tough process. You’ll need to balance things like the cost of living with job opportunities, quality of education and safety,” the personal finance website said. “With nearly 15 million people having moved last year, many of them influenced by COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021′s Best States to Live in.”
Out of 50 in all categories, Massachusetts was ranked 45 in affordability, 12 in economy, one in education and health, five in quality of life and five in safety.
In terms of other local states, New York ranked third, New Hampshire ranked eighth and Vermont ranked 11. Maine made 19, Connecticut made 22 and Rhode Island made 36.
Below are the rankings by WalletHub of living conditions in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 8th – % of Population in Poverty
- 5th – Income Growth
- 1st – % of Insured Population
- 2nd – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
- 5th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
- 9th – Restaurants per Capita
- 14th – WalletHub “States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19” Rank
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.