The #1 State in America is...

A lot of Americans are proud of the state that they live in, but is it really the best? Well, “U.S. News & World Report” has the answer for you. 

The mag just came out with their Best States Report, evaluating all 50 states in a variety of areas including education, health care, infrastructure and the economy, in order to find out how states best serve their citizens.

Topping the list this year is Washington, which earns the honor by ranking in the Top Five for health care, economy, infrastructure and education. The state has a particularly booming economy, thanks in part to Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing. 

When it comes to specific criteria, Hawaii tops the list for health care, while Massachusetts is number one for education, and Colorado is tops for economy. In addition, New Hampshire is number one for opportunity and crime and corrections, while Oregon is tops for infrastructure, Tennessee is number one for fiscal stability and Rhode Island earns tops honors for natural environment. 

Oregon didn't make the Top 10...or the Top 20...we came in at #27. At least we weren't #50...that "honor" went to Louisiana.

Top Ten Best States in the U.S.

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  1. Washington
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Minnesota
  4. Utah
  5. Vermont
  6. Maryland
  7. Virginia
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Nebraska
  10. Colorado 

Source: US News & World Report

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