Maine Ranks 18th Best State to Live In; All Other NE States Among Top 15
We in Maine know that we've got it made; vacationland is hands down the best place to live. USAToday recently published a list that ranks states in livability based on 10-year population change, annual unemployment and poverty rate, and life expectancy at birth. Here are Maine's stats for those measures:
10-year population change: +1.4% (4th smallest increase)
Annual unemployment rate: 3.3% (12th lowest)
Poverty rate: 11.1% (16th lowest)
Life expectancy at birth: 79.3 years (23rd longest)
Granted, this list doesn't directly include beauty of state, resilience and friendliness of citizens, quality of seafood and beer... but maybe that all plays into life expectancy a bit.
All other New England states did very well in the list, with Rhode Island at 15th, Vermont at number 9, and Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts at 3, 2, and 1 respectively.