NH is a pretty great place to live - top 3 in US - study shows
NEW YORK — New Hampshire was not only named the third best state to live in by 24/7 Wall St., but also has the lowest poverty rate in the U.S.
To identify the best and worst states in which to live, 24/7 Wall St. looked at poverty rate, the percentage of adults who have at least a bachelor’s degree and life expectancy at birth.
New Hampshire is one of several states with a high quality of life located in New England, where state populations tend to be financially well-off and healthy, the study showed.
New Hampshire’s poverty rate of 8.2 percent is the lowest of all states, and its unemployment rate of 2.8 percent is second lowest in the nation.
The life expectancy in New Hampshire, at roughly 80 years, is also longer than in all but a handful of states.
The best states in which to live tend to have very healthy economies that usually drive the pace of population growth higher. However, this is not the case in New England states such as New Hampshire.
While New Hampshire’s economy is performing well compared with other areas, its population grew by less than 5 percent over the past decade, the eighth slowest in the country.