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Virginia Ranked One of the 10 Best States in the USA

U.S. News & World Report is out with their annual best states rankings among all 50 states with the Commonwealth of Virginia in the top ten at number 7.

U.S. News & World Report is out with their annual best states rankings among all 50 states according to 70 metrics, including education, health care, the economy, public safety, roads and the fiscal health of the state’s government, as well as “the opportunity it affords its residents.”

After ranking #20 last year, Virginia is ranked #7 on the list in 2019. Here’s what they had to say about Virginia.

According to the survey, Virginia is very fiscally stable, has a lower than average crime rate, has a lower than average poverty rate with an average household income of $71,535, an above average high school graduation rate of 86.7 percent and 12.2 percent of adults in Virginia are uninsured.

According to U.S. News, the Top 10 states are:

  1. Washington.
  2.  New Hampshire.
  3. Minnesota.
  4. Utah.
  5. Vermont.
  6. Maryland.
  7. Virginia.
  8. Massachusetts.
  9. Nebraska.
  10.  Colorado.

To see the full list of 50 states, visit this link.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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