Quality Of Life By State 2019

Quality of life is a measure of comfort, health, and happiness by a person or a group of people. In regions where there is good quality of life, inhabitants overall have good health, access to quality education, safety, and freedom.

There are several ways to measure quality of life across the states in the United States. One way is by checking out the U.S. News & World Report’s Best States study, which ranks quality of life. This report takes several factors into consideration when determining which states have the highest quality of life. This includes natural environment metrics, such as air quality and drinking water quality. This study also takes into consideration social metrics including voter participation and community engagement.

Based on this study, the state of North Dakota was determined to have the highest quality of life of any other state in the nation. Minnesota came in second, and the state of Wisconsin placed third.

The state of Alaska was ranked as first in terms of social environment, while Florida received the top ranking for natural environment.

The top 10 states based on this report were:

CNBC also performed its own study. Although the study is the Top States for Business, one of the metrics was Quality of Life. In this study, CNBC took into consideration factors including health care, inclusiveness, and crime rates. Based on these metrics, Vermont was found to have the highest quality of life. This state received the top honor because of its healthy population, a low rate of violent crime, antidiscrimination laws, and a beautiful outdoor environment.

Hawaii ranked second on this list due to overall well-being, the quality of the state’s air, and the health of its inhabitants. In third place is Minnesota, which has strong antidiscrimination laws, good overall health, and a low crime rate.

Based on CNBC’s report, these are the top 10 states with the best quality of life:

State Quality of Life Rank Healthcare Rank Education Rank Economy Rank 2019 Pop.
Washington14437,666,343
New Hampshire2165131,363,852
Minnesota31017185,655,925
Utah491023,221,610
Vermont511829627,180
Maryland6813266,062,917
Virginia7187258,571,946
Massachusetts82176,939,373
Nebraska9276211,940,919
Colorado10121115,770,545
Wisconsin111414245,832,661
New Jersey1262318,922,547
Florida13293921,646,155
Iowa14209323,167,997
North Dakota15382035760,900
Idaho16263361,790,182
Georgia1739301110,627,767
North Carolina1830251410,497,741
California19721439,747,267
South Dakota20321827892,631
Connecticut21312303,567,871
Kansas223315362,910,931
Delaware23152317975,033
Hawaii24129401,416,589
New York2513223319,491,339
Rhode Island26541201,056,738
Oregon27173654,245,901
Missouri284127236,147,861
Montana292826221,074,532
Tennessee304335126,833,793
Wyoming31421642572,381
Maine321928371,342,097
Michigan3324371910,020,472
Arizona342340107,275,070
Illinois3522194112,700,381
Indiana364024286,718,616
Nevada37314583,087,025
Texas3837341529,087,070
Ohio3935313811,718,568
Kentucky404438394,484,047
Pennsylvania4121324412,813,969
South Carolina423643165,147,111
Oklahoma434739343,948,950
Alaska44254746735,720
Arkansas454942433,026,412
New Mexico463449472,096,034
West Virginia474844501,791,951
Mississippi485046482,987,895
Alabama494650454,898,246
Louisiana504548494,652,581