Idaho is 5th Best in the Nation- May 2024

U.S. News has released its latest ranking of the Best States, and Idaho came in at #5.

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According to U.S. News, the Best States rankings take in thousands of data points to measure a state's performance. These data points include health care, education, and a state's economy, infrastructure, and public safety. Health care and education were weighted most heavily, followed by fiscal stability, crime and corrections, and a state's natural environment. 

National Rankings

  • Crime & Corrections - #12
  • Economy - #2
  • Education - #18
  • Fiscal Stability - #9
  • Health Care - #18
  • Infrastructure - #15
  • Natural Environment - #29
  • Opportunity - #14

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