Best & worst states to make a living.....

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Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2012:

 

Complete list

 

March 19, 2012

 

For the second year in a row, MoneyRates.com has crunched data on income, cost of living, taxes and unemployment to make its lists of the Best and Worst States to Make a Living.

 

These rankings are determined by an adjusted average income figure for each state, a number that factors together the four variables above to determine each state's relative standing for career-related conditions.

 

For more info on the best and worst states on the list, please see the 2012 Best States to Make Living and Worst States to Make a Living lists.

 

Here are the rankings of all 50 states, complete with each state's adjusted average income figure:

 

1. Virginia $43,677

 

2. Washington $43,662

 

3. Texas $42,816

 

4. Illinois $41,865

 

5. Colorado $40,490

 

6. Michigan $40,421

 

7. Wyoming $39,745

 

8. Utah $39,250

 

9. Delaware $38,802

 

10. Massachusetts $38,793

 

11. Tennessee $38,700

 

12. Minnesota $38,571

 

13. Ohio $38,364

 

14. Georgia $37,930

 

15. Pennsylvania $37,858

 

16. Indiana $37,181

 

17. Florida $37,145

 

18. Nevada $37,078

 

19. Kansas $37,008

 

20. Missouri $36,919

 

21. Nebraska $36,882

 

22. Wisconsin $36,588

 

23. Maryland $36,416

 

24. Arizona $36,314

 

25. Oklahoma $36,251

 

26. Alabama $36,205

 

27. New Mexico $35,813

 

28. Louisiana $35,727

 

29. North Dakota $35,642

 

30. Kentucky $35,520

 

31. Idaho $35,192

 

32. New Hampshire $35,173

 

33. North Carolina $35,064

 

34. Alaska $34,914

 

35. Iowa $34,845

 

36. New York $34,074

 

37. Connecticut $34,017

 

38. Oregon $33,788

 

39. Arkansas $33,763

 

40. New Jersey $33,623

 

41. South Dakota $33,121

 

42. South Carolina $32,645

 

43. West Virginia $32,297

 

44. California $31,459

 

45. Rhode Island $31,353

 

46. Montana $31,256

 

47. Mississippi $31,178

 

48. Vermont $30,433

 

49. Maine $29,703

 

50. Hawaii $22,394

To see how the states have shifted in the last year, see the 2011 50-state rankings.

http://www.money-rates.com/research-center/best-states-to-make-a-living/2012-complete-list.htm

 

craigiri

Super Anarchist
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Sarasota - W. MA.
Virginia - the heart of the military industrial think-tank complex. Who would have known?

Actually, these "lists" are often a bit humorous - one of those "hey, no news so let's make some up" efforts.

Everyone has a town, state and region that is on many "good" lists and many "bad" lists. Most of us, however, end up being stuck somewhere because our kids or job is there.

 

kent_island_sailor

Super Anarchist
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Kent Island!
Northern Virginia and the parts of Maryland in commuting range of DC might as well be on different PLANETS from much of the Shore (both states), far western Maryland and the south western corner of Virginia.

 




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