Though they are part of one united country, the 50 states have their own individual identities. States have their own cuisines, slang, sources of pride and drawbacks that are unique to that part of the country.
Each state has at least one positive statistical attribute in which it surpasses every other part of the United States, or at least almost every other part. For instance, Texans will happily tell you that everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, though maybe they should be boasting about how the state has the lowest gas prices of anywhere in the nation.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed facts and figures from various sources about each state to determine the best statistic about each state.
States excel in certain areas for many reasons. Some have benefitted from the features of their geographic location, leading the nation in hydroelectric and wind energy creation. Other state superlatives come from having cultures that value physical activity, social interaction, and tolerance. Several states have benefitted from politicians prioritizing the safety and health of their constituents, leading to safer roads and healthy, insured citizens.
To determine the best statistic about each state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a number of government and media sources to find one positive statistical attribute in which each state stands out.