The Best Statistic About Each State

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Massachusetts: 43.4%

Massachusetts has the highest share of adults with a bachelor’s degree of any state, at 43.4%. That’s over 10 percentage points above the U.S. share of 32% of adults.

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Michigan: 5.2%

Just 5.2% of Michigan’s residents lack health insurance, one of the lowest shares of any state and below the national share of 8.7%.

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Minnesota is one of the healthiest states in the country. Just 263 out of every 100,000 people die prematurely, compared to 336 per 100,000 nationwide.

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Mississippi: 86.4 cents

Mississippi has the lowest cost of living of any state. Something that would cost a dollar on average across the country only costs 86.4 cents in the state.

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Missouri: 12.6%

The impact that Missouri’s arts and cultural industries have on the state grew 12.6% in 2015 — the largest increase of any state.