From 1980 to 2014, life expectancy at birth in Virginia has improved by 8.26 years, one of the largest increases of all states, and more than a full year better than the U.S. increase of 7.22 years during the same time period.
Washington is a major producer of hydro energy, generating about 25% of the nation’s hydroelectricity.
West Virginia: 11.8%
Just 11.8% of West Virginia adults drink to excess, the lowest share of any state. The national excessive drinking rate among adults is 18.0%.
Wisconsin: 103% funded
Wisconsin is one of the few states with all of its pension obligations funded. Some states are barely over 40% funded.
Just 6.3% of Wyoming residents relied on food stamps in the past 12 months, the lowest share of all states and nearly half the U.S. share.