Oh! the places you'll go. We know the famous Dr. Seuss book, or most of us do anyway. When we're younger, we dream of where we will go when we grow up. Or maybe you are fresh out of college and looking for a new adventure outside of Montana.

When we are taking the leap onto "bigger and better things", we take into account the cost of housing, the job market, and the crime rate to just list a couple. WalletHub came took each state capitol and then they ranked them from best to worst, as far as places to live.

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If you are hoping to live in a top ranked state capitol state, then you will have to go just a few states away. That is if you want to stay within close proximity to the wonderful state of Montana.


Both Idaho (4th place) and Utah (7th place) rank in the top 10, whereas Montana doesn't even rank in the top 20. Helena, Montana is ranked the 22nd best state capitol in the U.S.

Source: WalletHub

WalletHub took into consideration the following statistics when deciding where each state capitol should rank:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Poverty Level
  • Debt as % of Median Income
  • % of State-Local- & Federal-Government Employees
  • % of Adults with Bachelor's Degree or Higher
  • Premature-Death Rate
  • Health Conditions
  • Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • Restaurants per Capita
  • Attractions
  • % of Millennial Newcomers
  • Crime Rate

If you want to know all the details about this report from WalletHub, you can get it all right HERE.

cc: WalletHub

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