Let’s break down what are the best and worst United States states for millennials, thanks to WalletHub.

What are the factors WalletHub took into account when determining the best (and worst) states for millennials? Well, they compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Education & Health, 3) Quality of Life, 4) Economic Health and 5) Civic Engagement. Finally, they evaluated over 36 different metrics that you can find here

Best states for millennials:

  1. Massachusetts

  2. District of Columbia

  3. Washington

  4. Minnesota

  5. Wisconsin

  6. Colorado

  7. Iowa

  8. Utah

  9. Pennsylvania

  10. California

Worst states for millennials:

  1. Alabama

  2. South Carolina

  3. Kentucky

  4. Nevada

  5. Arkansas

  6. Louisiana

  7. Oklahoma

  8. Mississippi

  9. New Mexico

  10. West Virginia

Want to know more? Here’s a few more interesting breakdowns, again, complements of WalletHub

Highest % of millennials:

  1. District of Columbia

  2. North Dakota

  3. Alaska

  4. Utah

  5. California

Lowest % of millennials:

  1. New Jersey

  2. Florida

  3. New Hampshire

  4. West Virginia

  5. Maine

Lowest housing costs for millennials:

  1. West Virginia

  2. Iowa

  3. Arkansas

  4. Ohio

  5. North Dakota

Highest housing costs for millennials:

  1. Massachusetts

  2. New Jersey

  3. Maryland

  4. California

  5. Hawaii

Highest average earnings for millennials:

  1. District of Columbia

  2. New York

  3. Washington

  4. Massachusetts

  5. California

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Lowest average earnings for millennials:

  1. Maine

  2. Arkansas

  3. Idaho

  4. Montana

  5. Mississippi

Lowest millennial unemployment rate:

  1. North Dakota

  2. Nebraska

  3. South Dakota

  4. Utah

  5. Iowa

Highest millennial unemployment rate:

  1. Georgia

  2. New Mexico

  3. West Virginia

  4. Alabama

  5. Mississippi

Caroline O
DEPUTY CABINET ADVISOR