Special Report

The Well-Being of Every State From Best to Worst, According to New Study

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1. Massachusetts
> Overall well-being score: 71.06
> Median household income: $85,843 — 2nd highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 4.1% — 7th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 24.7 — 4th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 257.80 — 3rd highest (total: 17,794)

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2. Hawaii
> Overall well-being score: 70.63
> Median household income: $83,102 — 4th highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 6.9% — 20th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 23.7 — 3rd lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 34.42 — the lowest (total: 489)

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3. New Jersey
> Overall well-being score: 69.98
> Median household income: $85,751 — 3rd highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 3.6% — 5th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 26.4 — 11th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 292.19 — the highest (total: 26,030)

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4. Maryland
> Overall well-being score: 69.92
> Median household income: $86,738 — the highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 3.4% — 4th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 31.0 — 23rd highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 148.26 — 18th lowest (total: 8,959)

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5. New York
> Overall well-being score: 69.00
> Median household income: $72,108 — 14th highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 2.3% — the lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.5 — 5th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 269.94 — 2nd highest (total: 52,752)