The Coastal Packet: How Maine ranks

Wednesday, March 9

How Maine ranks

BEST STATES
Highest baby vaccination rate 1
Local democracy 1
States that residents least want to leave* 1
Voter turn out 2014 1
Blueberries grown 1
Lowest rate of assaults 1
Most peaceful state 1
Easiest voting for non felons 1
Low rate of chronic homelesness 1
Lowest incarceration rate 1
Lowest correctional supervision rate 1
New England agicultural sales 1
Museums per capita 2
States with least violent crime per capital 2
Local food 2
FBI cime rates 2
Maple syrup production 3
Seafood harvest 3
Children's health 3
Hours volunteering 4
Few killings by polic 4
Equality for women 4
Economic status for women 4
Greenhouse emissions 5
Teen volunteer rate 6
Have health insurance 7
Teen age birth rate 7
Farmers markets per capita 7
College placement tests 8
Homicide rate 8
Savings rate 8
Lowest % of hangovers 9
Child health 10
% of newcomers with college degrees 10
8th crade math proficiency 10
Most Peace Corps volunteers per capita 10
Employment rate 11
Kids Count rank of child well being 12
K-12 achievement 13
Happiest states 15
Percent of residents volunteering 15
Overall health ranking 15


WORST STATES
Change in covered because of Obamacare 1
Administration of food stamps 1
Median age (oldest) 1
Consumption of alcohol 1
Broadband speed 1
Real income growth 2
Households receiving welfare 2
Percent on welfare 2
Forbes business ranking 2
Maine's average weekly wage 2
Post recession economic growth  2
Beach water quality 3
Teachers' salaries 3
Economic growth 4
GDP per capita 4
Business Insider economy rank 5
Federal taxes paid per capita 5
Percent on food stamps (11th in 2014) 6
State and local taxes 7
State government integrity 7
Rural road repair 8
Student debt rate 8
Bridge repair 9
Murders of women by men 9
Affordable & available house 10
Divorce rate for women 11
Unemployment insurance 11
Income 12
Temperature records 12
* Tied with Montana and Hawaii

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