Wisconsin ranks 11th on Best States list for second year in a row

Wisconsin ranks 11th on Best States list for second year in a row

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.

For specifics on how the #BestStates rankings are compiled, read our methodology: https://t.co/rdketk9rmt

— U.S. News (@usnews) May 14, 2019

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:

Washington
New Hampshire
Minnesota
Utah
Vermont
Maryland
Virginia
Massachusetts
Nebraska
Colorado
Wisconsin
New Jersey
Florida
Iowa
North Dakota
Idaho
Georgia
North Carolina
California
South Dakota
Connecticut
Kansas
Delaware
Hawaii
New York
Rhode Island
Oregon
Missouri
Montana
Tennessee
Wyoming
Maine
Michigan
Arizona
Illinois
Indiana
Nevada
Texas
Ohio
Kentucky
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Oklahoma
Alaska
Arkansas
New Mexico
West Virginia
Mississippi
Alabama
Louisiana

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