Massachusetts Ranked #1 in Best States in U.S.

Massachusetts is the best state in the country, according to a ranking published by U.S. News and World Report on Tuesday.

The ranking measures how citizens experience their state, based on more than 10,000 data points and 68 different metrics. In addition to topping the overall rankings, Massachusetts came in first in education and second in health care.

The rankings looked at different categories, such as health care and infrastructure, and weighted them according to what citizens consider the most important, based on survey results. Health care and education topped the list, so Massachusetts' strong performance in those areas vaulted the state into the number one spot overall.

"Massachusetts is a great place to live, work and raise a family because of the strength and character of all those who call the Commonwealth home," Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. "Everyone should be proud that Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in health care access and public education for all citizens, and our administration will continue to build on these accomplishments to bring more economic success to every corner of Massachusetts."

For more on this report and the stats, you can read up on it HERE.

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