How Great Is Montana? 2023 State Rankings Have Been Released
We have heard about the best towns, the worst towns, the cutest towns, and the most overrated towns in Montana, and people are continuing to flock to the Big Sky State.
Clearly, Montana is something special, especially to the people who have been here for multiple generations, but how great is Montana as a whole?
USNews released their ratings of each state.
What went into the study to find each state's ranking? Here are a few things that played a role in getting Montana to where it is today.
Crime: Montana is ranked 37th
Education: 25th place for this through the U.S.
Healthcare: Montana sits in the 35th position here.
Infrastructure: Montana ranks 18th for infrastructure.
Economy: We must be doing something right. Montana ranks #6 when it comes to the economy.
Last year (2022) Montana ranked #33rd out of all of the U.S. states but this year it has moved up.
It depends on what you are looking for when moving from state to state, but at least with this study, you can compare each state in the field you are looking for.
How did our neighbors do?
- Just to the east of Montana, North Dakota ranks 14th and has since 2021.
- Just one ranking lower than Montana, and comes in 26th.
- Idaho is the winner of all the neighbors and slides in at 3rd place.
- You will find South Dakota in 12th place.
You can check out all the states and their rankings below.
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