MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is the 11th best state in the country, according to rankings from U.S. News.
The study used eight qualifications to determine their standing: Health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections and natural environment.
The Dairy State ranked in the top 10 for opportunity and natural environment.
The state's lowest categories were crime and corrections and infrastructure. In both categories the state was ranked 30th.
"More weight was accorded to some state measures than others, based on a survey of what matters most to people. Health care and education were weighted most heavily," the new release said about the study. "Then came state economies, infrastructure, and the opportunity states offer their citizens. Fiscal stability followed closely in weighting, followed by measures of crime & corrections and a state's natural environment."
Following is the full list of states in order of ranking:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
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