Best and worst states for young people 2013: 50-state list

by MoneyRates Team
Money Rates Columnist
October 14, 2013

Didn't see your state on the list of 10 states where youth rules? Below is the full 50-state rankings of the best and worst states for young adults.

These rankings were determined by an analysis of the following criteria:

  • Youth unemployment
  • Demographics
  • College costs
  • Rental availability
  • Rental costs
  • High-speed Internet availability
  • Nightlife
  • Fitness facilities

For more on this methodology and the top 10 states, please see the 10 states where youth rules 2013 feature.

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

21 October 2013 at 2:18 pm

The rankings aren't much different for young adults than they are for the population at in general. California is a cesspool, no matter what age. Maine was the only real surprise to me, but who needs fitness clubs when you can walk in the woods?

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