We are New Jersey champions! Say hello to the best state of 2021 in which to live
These are words that I never, EVER thought I would hear expressed by someone who doesn’t live here, let alone a study that proves to be true.
The latest Garden State headline is sure to be a hard pill to swallow for any Jersey foe, which, to be fair, makes what little information I’m about to reveal to you all the sweeter. Congratulations, Jersey residents! You officially live in the best condition to reside in 2021!
Before all the enemies come looking for the residents’ chinstrap, don’t shoot the messenger! It’s a shame that I even feel like we have to apologize for winning fairly, but we get so much hate on a regular basis that apologizing is almost a jerk at this point. According to a new survey conducted by the folks at WalletHub.com, New Jersey ranks first among all other U.S. states for living this year when comparing affordability, economy, education, health, quality of life and security.
When calculating factors like cost of living, unemployment rate, quality of education, and crime rate, it’s probably hard to understand how the heck we got there. For one thing, it’s no secret that New Jersey has been hit hard by COVID-19. The state is again recover from the impact of the pandemic. However, our bounce rate hasn’t been too bad.
When looking at the weighting of each sub-category, our ranking makes a lot more sense. Let’s break down our scores, will you? Diana Polk, WalletHub’s communications manager, highlighted areas of the study that made New Jersey the state to beat:
Living Conditions in New Jersey (1 = Better; 25 = Avg.)
– 7th -% of the population in poverty
– 24th -% of the insured population
– 18th -% of adults in fair or poor health
– 18th – Avg. Weekly working hours
– 7th – Restaurants per capita
– 30th – WalletHub ranking “States that recover the fastest from COVID-19”
It is therefore our overall average that puts us in the lead. We should probably enjoy this glory as much as possible while it lasts, huh? Remember everyone loves to hate us, so who knows how long this positive light will shine in our corner.
Those of us who live here don’t need a poll to tell us we’re awesome, though ….
10 reasons why NJ is still the best state to live in according to a Jersey native
Based on a recent study, New Jersey was recently crowned the Best State to Live in for 2021. Given that New Jersey typically receives heaps of hate every day, you can imagine why Jersey natives were super excited. to hear this news! For them, NJ is not just number one this year, but every year. There is more to love in Garden State than the average person thinks.