U.S. NEWS & WORLD Report released its 2021 Best States rankings – analyzing how well states serve their residents in a variety of ways as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life throughout the nation.
For the second time in a row, Washington has been ranked as the best state in the nation. As in previous years, U.S. News ranked all 50 states based on data within 71 metrics across eight categories, such as education, health care and opportunity.
New this year, U.S. News has compiled data related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the country enters its second year of enduring the crisis.
- U.S. News Ranks Best States for 2021. March 9 2021