Special Report

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

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11. Virginia
> Overall well-being score: 64.31
> Median household income: $76,456 — 10th highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 4.3% — 8th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 29.8 — 23rd lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 129.94 — 14th lowest (total: 11,068)

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12. Rhode Island
> Overall well-being score: 63.53
> Median household income: $71,169 — 15th highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 4.7% — 13th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 28.1 — 18th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 255.65 — 4th highest (total: 2,703)

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13. Illinois
> Overall well-being score: 63.43
> Median household income: $69,187 — 17th highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 4.5% — 10th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 29.7 — 22nd lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 195.15 — 17th highest (total: 24,864)

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14. Oregon
> Overall well-being score: 62.54
> Median household income: $67,058 — 18th highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 5.4% — 17th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 28.8 — 19th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 62.07 — 5th lowest (total: 2,601)

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15. Minnesota
> Overall well-being score: 62.20
> Median household income: $74,593 — 13th highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 5.6% — 22nd lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 27.9 — 16th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 132.20 — 15th lowest (total: 7,418)