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Virginia 10th best state to live in, according to study

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-01 15:45:45-05

VIRGINIA – 24/7 Wall St. has named Virginia the 10th best state to live in out of the entire nation.

The financial news company based the results off of educational attainment, poverty and health.

According to the study, Virginia residents are far more likely to be financially stable than most Americans.

The study says a typical household in the Commonwealth earns $66, 262 annually, which is more than the $55,775 median annual household income nationwide.

At 65 percent, Virginia’s home ownership rate is slightly higher than the national average. 24/7 Wall St. says the average Virginia home is worth more than a quarter million dollars.

Virginia also has the 25th highest life expectancy at birth at 78.5 years.

Full list of America’s 10 Best States to Live In:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Connecticut
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Minnesota
  5. New Jersey
  6. Colorado
  7. Vermont
  8. Maryland
  9. Hawaii
  10. Virginia