Kansas among the best US states to live in

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Kansas ranked in the top half of the best states in the United States to claim your right.

With about 8.4% of Americans having moved in the past year, a landmark personal finance website, WalletHub.com, said it released its report on the best states to live in 2022 — and Kansas ranks in the upper half.

To help residents settle in the best possible place, WalletHub said it compared all 50 states across livability indicators that range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of living. hospitals.

Kansas was ranked 23rd overall, with a total score of 52.47, affordability ranking of 24, economy ranking of 19, education and health ranking of 28, quality ranking life of 27 and a security rating of 25.

However, it seems that the states north and west of the Sunflower State are more suitable.

Nebraska was ranked 22nd overall with a total score of 53.08, an affordability ranking of 31, an economy ranking of 20, an education and health ranking of 17, a quality ranking of life of 32 and a security rating of 28.

Colorado ranked 20th overall with a total score of 53.37, affordability ranking of 28, economy ranking of 18, education and health ranking of 10, quality ranking life of 12 and a security rating of 43.

Meanwhile, states east and south of Kansas seemed less suitable.

Missouri was ranked 37th overall with a total score of 48.79, an affordability ranking of 5, an economy ranking of 33, an education and health ranking of 34, a quality ranking of life of 23 and a security rating of 42.

Oklahoma ranked 44th overall with a total score of 43.82, an affordability ranking of 14, an economy ranking of 32, an education and health ranking of 47, a quality of life of 35 and a safety rating of 46.

The study also found that Kansas had the fourth-lowest housing cost, while Nebraska had the second-lowest. Colorado had the fifth-highest revenue growth, while Oklahoma had the second-lowest percentage of insured residents. Colorado was also found to have the fifth highest crime rate.

The study found that the best states to live in are:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Jersey
  3. New York
  4. Idaho
  5. Virginia

The study found that the worst states to live in are:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Alaska
  3. Louisiana
  4. Arkansas
  5. New Mexico

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