The Top 10 Best US States Rankings

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If you go by the rankings, Iowa is #1 — ranking in the top 5 top in four different categories, including health care (3), education (5), opportunity (4) and infrastructure (1)., according to U.S. News. 

This data is from the  ‘U.S. News & World Report’s official 2018 Best States‘ ranking, where analysts compared all 50 states across 7 different categories — health care, education, economy, opportunity, infrastructure, crime and corrections, fiscal stability, and quality of life. While Iowa came in at the number one spot, Louisiana came in last for the 4th year in a row. This ranking comes from reliable governmental and private resources, as well as a national survey of what matters most to citizens around the U.S.

Some states rank higher in health care while others rank higher in quality of life — check to see if your state made the top 10 list below.

You can view the full list of all 50 states ranked at