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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s 2nd best state to live in

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2022’s 2nd best state to live in, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With around 8.4% of Americans having moved last year, which is a historic low, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2022’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.):

  • 6th – % of Population in Poverty
  • 28th – Income Growth
  • 23rd – % of Insured Population
  • 10th – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
  • 16th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 7th – Restaurants per Capita
  • 8th – Percentage of Residents 12+ Who Are Fully Vaccinated

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 best states to live in:

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

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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