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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Maryland Ranks 13th In U.S. News 'Best States' List

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland has been ranked 13th on U.S. News’s list of “best states.”

The score is 16 percent health care, 16 percent education, 14 percent economy, 13 percent opportunity, 12 percent infrastructure, 11 percent crime and corrections, 10 percent fiscal stability and 8 percent quality of life.

Maryland’s best ranking is opportunity, where it comes in second, after New Hampshire. It’s next best rankings are education, 11th, and health care, 16th. The Free State has middle-of-the-road rankings in everything else, coming in 23rd in fiscal stability, 24th in economy, 25th in infrastructure, 26th in crime and corrections and 31st in quality of life.

The first ranked states in every other category are: Hawaii in healthcare, Massachusetts in education, Colorado in economy, Iowa in infrastructure (Iowa also came first overall), Maine in crime and corrections, Utah if fiscal stability and North Dakota in quality of life.


Publishers Notes: We looked up the first 15 Governors. #2, #6 and #10 are Democrats. The rest of the top 15 are Republicans.


Anonymous said...

I live in Baltimore. Where is this "Maryland" place of which you speak?

Anonymous said...

Md.still sucks.

Anonymous said...

5:28. People in Salisbury are asking the same question.

Anonymous said...

Maryland sucks I can't wait to get out of here.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there another list just a few days ago where Maryland was ranked in the 30's. These lists are useless. Change the weighting of one category by just a small amount and you can change the ranking by 10 spots.

Anonymous said...

I moved away from Salisbury in December and am very happy I did.
Highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Maryland on the other side of the bridge is more important...that is until summertime when this side of the bridge is noticed for (4) months.