Special Report

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

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31. Ohio
> Overall well-being score: 56.48
> Median household income: $58,642 — 15th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 6.8% — 23rd highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.3 — 15th highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 167.91 — 23rd lowest (total: 19,628)

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32. Georgia
> Overall well-being score: 56.43
> Median household income: $61,980 — 22nd lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 9.0% — 7th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.0 — 19th highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 195.53 — 16th highest (total: 20,569)

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33. Montana
> Overall well-being score: 56.39
> Median household income: $57,153 — 11th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 8.3% — 13th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.8 — 7th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 150.80 — 20th lowest (total: 1,602)

34. Missouri
> Overall well-being score: 56.24
> Median household income: $57,409 — 13th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 6.8% — 22nd highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.2 — 17th highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 146.84 — 17th lowest (total: 8,996)

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35. Texas
> Overall well-being score: 56.15
> Median household income: $64,034 — 22nd highest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 8.7% — 10th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 30.1 — 25th lowest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 174.20 — 24th highest (total: 49,999)