The Coastal Packet: How Maine ranks by state

Sunday, May 26

How Maine ranks by state

Stats from 2014-2019


BEST RANK
Least amount of violent crime 1
New organic farms 2
Increase in jobs/income @ women's businesses 1
States that residents least want to leave* 1
Blueberries grown 1
Peace factor rating 1
Easiest voting for non felons 1
Low rate of chronic homelessness 1
Lowest incarceration rate 1
New England agricultural sales 1
Highest percent of beginning farmers 2
Museums per capita 2
Lowest FBI crime rates 2
Seafood harvest 3
Children's health 3
Politically engaged 4
Greenhouse emissions 5
Decline in opioid prescriptions 5
Teen volunteer rate 6
Have health insurance 7
Teen age birth rate 7
Homicide rate 8
Savings rate 8
Lowest % of hangovers 9
Volunteering per person 10
% of newcomers with college degrees 10
8th grade math proficiency 10
Most Peace Corps volunteers per capita 10
Employment rate 11
Best school systems 13
Kids Count ranking status of children 14
Percent of residents volunteering 15

WORST
 
Temperature records 36
Income 38
Food stamp use 40
Unemployment insurance 40
Affordable & available housing 41
Broadband speed 42
Rural road repair 43
Post recession economic growth  43
Rural road repair 43
Student debt rate 43
GDP growth 43
Financial insecurity of two senior families 43
Food insecurity 43
Maine's economy rated by Wallet Hub 46
Maine's average weekly wage 47
Post recession economic growth  47
Serious food insecurity 47
Teachers' salaries 48
Tax burden 48
Real income growth 49
Households receiving welfare 49
Percent on welfare 49
Median age (oldest) 50
Consumption of alcohol 50
Greatest increase in extreme child poverty 50
* Tied with Montana and Hawaii

No comments: