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cinematicdiversions

(1,969 posts)
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:51 PM Feb 2022

All states ranked by livability scores (Crime, housing costs, employment , environment etc)

Some surprises in the top ten. No real surprises in the bottom ten though (Mississippi has risen to 48 Woo-hoo)



50. Louisiana
49. Arkansas
48. Mississippi
47. Alabama
46. Alaska
45. New Mexico
44. Oklahoma
43. West Virginia
42. Michigan
41. Nevada
40. Kentucky
39. Indiana
38. Ohio
37. New Jersey
36. New York
35. Missouri
34. South Carolina
33. Arizona
32. California
31. Wyoming
30. Illinois
29. Rhode Island
28. Montana
27. Texas
26. Maine
25. Tennessee
24. Kansas
23. Hawaii
22. Oregon
21. Pennsylvania
20. Delaware
19. Connecticut
18. Maryland
17. Colorado
16. Georgia
15. North Dakota
14. Iowa
13. South Dakota
12. North Carolina
11. Vermont
10. Florida
9. Idaho
8. Virginia
7. Massachusetts
6. Wisconsin
5. Nebraska
4. Minnesota
3. New Hampshire
2. Utah
1. Washington
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All states ranked by livability scores (Crime, housing costs, employment , environment etc) (Original Post) cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 OP
At least Delaware beat Pennsylvania, but not Maryland. Top 20 is about right for us Walleye Feb 2022 #1
Pennsylvania is ranked at 21 FakeNoose Feb 2022 #2
Maybe they can include Philly in the New Jersey stats next year. NT cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #22
Suck THAT Idaho! underpants Feb 2022 #3
Utah #2? Sorry, beautiful state, but ugly Red. And Florida #10? Not for me. Tommymac Feb 2022 #4
The Blue areas of Florida are larger than most states. cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #21
Been living in Wisconsin for 49 years Chautauquas Feb 2022 #5
Washington #1, eh? Ron Obvious Feb 2022 #6
Nope...I have issues with this listing sdfernando Feb 2022 #7
I Share Your Concerns ProfessorGAC Feb 2022 #13
The Dakotas probably are helped by crime and employment opportunity stats. cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #20
I'll have to disagree. Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2022 #8
Damn! Washington ranked #1 again. Don't believe it! albacore Feb 2022 #9
Who the fuck is this rando? WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2022 #10
Hard for me to believe Vermont is 11 while Florida is 10. We live in #3, but I spend most Vinca Feb 2022 #11
It's hard to rank by state when a lot of states have very good and very bad places to live. marie999 Feb 2022 #12
+1 Kaleva Feb 2022 #14
+1 spooky3 Feb 2022 #15
Youngkin is doing his best to move VA from #8 to #48. Nt spooky3 Feb 2022 #16
#4, woot! NickB79 Feb 2022 #17
This list is ridiculous. Coventina Feb 2022 #18
Climate apparently not one of the criteria. marybourg Feb 2022 #19
You can come up with 50 different ways to do this list Johnny2X2X Feb 2022 #23
This has always bothered me about certain well published charities. cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #24
America is still the richest country in the world Johnny2X2X Feb 2022 #25

FakeNoose

(32,485 posts)
2. Pennsylvania is ranked at 21
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:54 PM
Feb 2022

... but WESTERN Pennsylvania is at least a 10. Southwestern PA (including the city of Pittsburgh) has to be no less than 5 at all times. Philly drags us down big-time.

Just saying'

Tommymac

(7,263 posts)
4. Utah #2? Sorry, beautiful state, but ugly Red. And Florida #10? Not for me.
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:57 PM
Feb 2022

Any Red state is automatically at the bottom of my list.

And any Blue state gets 100 extra credit points.

Amusing site but not for me.



 

cinematicdiversions

(1,969 posts)
21. The Blue areas of Florida are larger than most states.
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:41 PM
Feb 2022

Most of the good stats from Florida are from the blue areas.

Thankfully, the rising cost of living is driving the Trumpers (who tend to be poor) back to Indiana,Ohio and Tennessee whence they came.

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
6. Washington #1, eh?
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:00 PM
Feb 2022

I like it here, but lots of my friends have moved to Arizona because they can't afford to live here anymore.

sdfernando

(4,916 posts)
7. Nope...I have issues with this listing
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:05 PM
Feb 2022

So many red states in the top twenty that I quesiton thier criteria and weighting.

ProfessorGAC

(64,742 posts)
13. I Share Your Concerns
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:22 PM
Feb 2022

Illinois at 30?
There are 29 better states to live in.
Ok, not much scenery here, but 30 seems awfully low.
Both Dakotas, Tennessee & Texas are better? The Dakotas? Really?

 

cinematicdiversions

(1,969 posts)
20. The Dakotas probably are helped by crime and employment opportunity stats.
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:37 PM
Feb 2022

A severe drop in oil prices may certainly change the rankings.

Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,529 posts)
8. I'll have to disagree.
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:11 PM
Feb 2022

I moved from Washington, after 33 years there, to Michigan when I retired last July. Number one reason was cost of housing. It's insane now in Washington state. Having said that, were I able to afford to buy something there, I would have stayed I picked Michigan because it's where I grew up and had something I could afford.

albacore

(2,393 posts)
9. Damn! Washington ranked #1 again. Don't believe it!
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:12 PM
Feb 2022

You won't like it! Rains all the time! Full of Lib'ruls! Stay home.....





Vinca

(50,228 posts)
11. Hard for me to believe Vermont is 11 while Florida is 10. We live in #3, but I spend most
Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:17 PM
Feb 2022

of my time in Vermont because I like it better. NH is still stuck with lots of Trumphumpers, Sununu and anti-vaxxers.

Johnny2X2X

(18,925 posts)
23. You can come up with 50 different ways to do this list
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 10:03 AM
Feb 2022

And on all 50 the bottom 4 will be Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

There are absolutely beautiful parts of all of these states, but having driven through each of these states multiple times and even taken some back roads it's the closest the 3rd world poverty you see in the United States. They are places with extreme inequality and failed public support systems. Town after town that is just run down with people living in shacks with no hope and no prospects of living in dignity.

 

cinematicdiversions

(1,969 posts)
24. This has always bothered me about certain well published charities.
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 10:09 AM
Feb 2022

Focused on the third world abroad while ignoring the third world right here at home.

(And when they do focus on the third world at home, they can often do more harm than good like Brad Pitt's ill-fated attempt top build housing in New Orleans.)

Johnny2X2X

(18,925 posts)
25. America is still the richest country in the world
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 10:15 AM
Feb 2022

I don't think people fully understand how wealthy we are as a country, because so few get to enjoy that wealth. The US should have the best infrastructure on the planet, the US should have the best social safety net in the world, we should have the best health care, the best schools, and the best care facilities. Poverty shouldn't exist in the US, period. But in the US, the rich decided against all of that so the top 1% can live like royalty, the next 10-15% can have a middle class lifestyle, and the bottom 80% can struggle to live in dignity.

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