Colorado has the 7th longest life expectancy, 15th lowest unemployment rate, and 7th lowest poverty rate in the United States, thus dubbing it the 2nd best state to live in within the U.S.

In the last decade, Colorado’s population has grown by 13.4%, which is faster than all but six other states.

According to, the state's population over 10 years has increased by 13.4%, the unemployment rate in 2018 was 3.3%, the poverty rate was 9.6%, and the life expectancy at birth was 80.5 years.

According to, these are the 10 best states to live in:

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

And these, according to, are the 10 worst states to live in:

  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Louisiana
  4. Arkansas
  5. Kentucky
  6. Alabama
  7. Oklahoma
  8. New Mexico
  9. Tennessee
  10. South Carolina

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