13th. South Dakota
Kansas is noteworthy for the fact that is unremarkable. The state ranks seventh in unemployment, with a rate of 6.6%. Aside from this, the state has fairly mediocre rankings across the board.
The state, known for its lobsters and rocky shores, ranks tenth in high school completion. “Vacationland,” as it’s called, also happens to have the lowest violent crime rate in the country, with only 119 violent crimes committed per 100,000 people. It ranks in the middle for most other categories, however the state ranks a meager 40th in GDP per capita.
Wisconsin is average with regards to most of the measurements used in our ranking, failing to surpass 20th place for GDP per capita, percent of population below the poverty line, median household income, or debt per capita. It does, however, stand out with the seventh highest rate for insurance coverage for its residents – only 9.4% are not covered.