Virginia Called 7th Best State By US News

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Media giant U.S. News & World Report has delivered its yearly study of the fifty states and concluded that the Old Dominion is 7th best.

U.S. News compared the fifty states using 71 different metrics broken down into 8 categories. The most heavily weighted categories were healthcare, education, and economy, followed by infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime & corrections, and natural environment. Virginia’s individual rankings:

Health Care: 12
Education: 12
Economy: 13
Infrastructure: 39
Opportunity: 8
Fiscal Stability: 18
Crime & Corrections: 9
Natural Environment: 19
Virginia was ranked 7th in 2018 as well, before falling to 20th in 2019. No study was done in 2020.

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