Alabama: Highest church attendance.
Alaska: Most equal society, that is has the lowest GINI coefficient of any state.
Arkansas: Most bromine production.
California: Lowest occupational fatality rate.
Colorado: Least Obese.
Connecticut: Lowest carbon emissions per capita.
Delaware: Best state for business incorporation.
Florida: Lowest in-state college tuition.
Georgia: Hosts busiest airport
Hawaii: Highest life expectancy.
Idaho: Most computer manufacturing per capita
Illinois: Most “Average”
Indiana: Most Vice Presidents
Iowa: Lowest rate of sick days.
Kansas: Wheat production.
Kentucky: Incredible rate of gun ownership…
Louisiana: Busiest Port.
Maine: Least violent crime.
Maryland: Highest median household income.
Massachusetts: Most college graduates
Michigan: Freshwater access
Minnesota: Fewest cardiovascular deaths.
Mississippi: Most churches per capita…
Missouri: Political Bellwether…
Montana: American Indian Political Power. “the Montana Legislature boasts the strongest American Indian representation per capita of any state….it is the only state that has a tribal college for each Indian reservation, and no other state has full accreditation of all its tribal colleges, as Montana does. Montana leads the nation in number of tribal colleges within the state (seven).”
Nebraska: Lowest rate of public corruption.
Nevada: Libertarian prostitution laws.
New Hampshire: Lowest Poverty rate.
New Jersey: Lowest suicide rate.
New Mexico: Home to space port
New York: Highest Public Transit Use (26.9%)
North Carolina: Best Value University
North Dakota: Lowest unemployment rate.
Ohio: Library visits per capita.
Oklahoma: Best License Plates.
Oregon: Highest proportion of babies breastfed at 6 months.
Pennsylvania: Most Hunters
Rhode Island: Lowest coal consumption per capita
South Carolina: Most Golf holes per capita
South Dakota: Fewest Mental health days taken.
Tennessee: Highest rate of immunization (!)
Texas: Wind Power.
Utah: Highest reported well-being. Lowest use of most illicit substances and alcohol.
Vermont: Overall healthiest.
Virginia: Most US Presidents born there.
Washington: Highest SAT scores among states that primarily use SAT and lowest infant mortality.
West Virginia: Most Retirees.
Wisconsin: Highest HS graduation rate.
Wyoming: Cleanest air.