Maryland was named the 8th best state to live in by the website 24/7 Wall Street in November 2016.

The states were ranked based on three social and economic measures including educational achievement, life expectancy at birth, and each state’s poverty rate.

For educational achievement, 39% of Maryland adults have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, which, according to the site, is one of the highest of any state.

The site points out that incomes tend to be higher in areas where more adults have higher education degrees. The statewide median income is currently $75,847, which they find to be the highest in the country.

This, according to the site, also correlates to the low poverty rate of 9.7%, which is one of the lowest of the states.

They also make the correlation that those who are college educated may be better equipped to make healthier lifestyle decisions, which can result in a longer lifespan, the life expectancy at birth in Maryland is 78.5 years.

See more details (and information on other states) on the 24/7 Wall Street website.

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