Massachusetts “best State in the country” to live

Yes that’s right, number 1, according to a report by 24/7WallStreet, a financial website, which ranked States using an index composed of three socioeconomic measures: poverty rate, the percentage of adults who have at least a bachelor’s degree, and life expectancy at birth.

This is what is has to say about Massachusetts:
“As in many of the other best states to live in, Massachusetts residents are quite wealthy. A typical household earns $69,160 each year, the sixth highest annual median household income in the nation. Similarly, the state’s poverty rate of 11.6% is one of the lowest in the nation. As in most states with low poverty rates and high incomes, the average Massachusetts resident will enjoy a relatively long life. The life expectancy at birth in Massachusetts is 80.5 years, versus the national life expectancy of 79 years. Massachusetts’ nation-leading college attainment rate of 41.2% — it is the only state where more than two in five adults have a bachelor’s degree — is a major driver of the state’s strong economy and high quality of life. Students in the state also score well above average on standardized tests. (more…)