Washington ranked within Top 10 Best States in the U.S.


Washington state was placed within the Top 10 Best States in a ranking by U.S. News using thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens.

According to U.S. News, the rankings take into account a state’s economy; its roads, bridges, internet, and other infrastructure; its public safety; its natural environment; the fiscal stability of state government; healthcare; education; and the opportunity a state affords its residents. U.S. News said more weight was accorded to some categories than others, based on a survey of what matters most to people.

Washington ranked eighth best state overall with each sub category ranking in the top 40.

  • Infrastructure: 7th
  • Health Care: 10th
  • Natural Environment: 11th
  • Education: 13th
  • Fiscal Stability: 14th
  • Economy: 14th
  • Opportunity: 37th
  • Crime & Corrections: 39th

Utah came in the top overall spot with New Hampshire at number two and Nebraska at number three.

Click here to see the full ranking of all 50 states.

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