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New York ranks 25th in best states ranking

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ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — New York finished right in the middle of the pack in a new ranking of states from the U.S. News and World Report.

The ranking used eight categories to judge the states including health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime, and natural environment.

New York finished 25th and fared well in most categories but was ranked 45th in opportunity. That ranking weighs economic opportunities and affordability. New York ranked 47th in affordability and 35th in economic opportunity.

Washington finished as the top state in the report’s ranking. New Hampshire finished second with New York neighbor Vermont at 5.

Full ranking:

1. Washington
2. New Hampshire
3. Minnesota
4. Utah
5. Vermont
6. Maryland
7. Virginia
8. Massachusetts
9. Nebraska
10. Colorado
11. Wisconsin
12. New Jersey
13. Florida
14. Iowa
15. North Dakota
16. Idaho
17. Georgia
18. North Carolina
19. California
20. South Dakota
21. Connecticut
22. Kansas
23. Delaware
24. Hawaii
25. New York
26. Rhode Island
27. Oregon
28. Missouri
29. Montana
30. Tennessee
31. Wyoming
32. Maine
33. Michigan
34. Arizona
35. Illinois
36. Indiana
37. Nevada
38. Texas
39. Ohio
40. Kentucky
41. Pennsylvania
42. South Carolina
43. Oklahoma
44. Alaska
45. Arkansas
46. New Mexico
47. West Virginia
48. Mississippi
49. Alabama
50. Louisiana

For a full breakdown of the rankings, you can click here.

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