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Maryland ranked among 2022’s best states to live in

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BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland has been ranked among 2022’s top 20 states to live in, according to a new report from WalletHub.

With around 8.4% of Americans having moved last year, which was an historic low, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week 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.

Maryland came in at number 17 on the list…

Top 20 States to Live in America
1. Massachusetts 11. Maine
2. New Jersey 12. Vermont
3. New York 13. Utah
4. Idaho 14. Pennsylvania
5. Virginia 15. Illinois
6. New Hampshire 16. Iowa
7. Florida 17. Maryland
8. Wyoming 18. North Dakota
9. Minnesota 19. Montana
10. Wisconsin 20. Colorado

Best vs. Worst

  • Maine has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 1.09, which is 7.7 times less than in Alaska, the state with the most at 8.38.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of residents living in poverty, 7.40 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 19.60 percent.
  • South Dakota has the shortest average commute time, 17 minutes, which is two times shorter than in New York, the state with the longest at 34 minutes.

The full report and video summary are available below.

Source: WalletHub


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