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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2021’s best state to live in

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2021’s best state to live in, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With nearly 15 million people having moved last year, many of them influenced by COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on 2021’s Best States to Live in.

To help Americans settle down in the best and most affordable place possible, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 52 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals.

Living Conditions in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 7th – % of Population in Poverty
  • 24th – % of Insured Population
  • 18th – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
  • 18th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 7th – Restaurants per Capita
  • 30th – WalletHub “States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19” Rank

Source: WalletHub


Here are the top 5 best states to live in:

  1. New Jersey
  2. Massachusetts
  3. New York
  4. Idaho
  5. Minnesota
Here are the top 5 worst states to live in:
  1. New Mexico
  2. Alaska
  3. Louisiana
  4. Mississippi
  5. South Carolina

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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