> 10-yr. population change: +4.7% (23rd lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 3.3% (15th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (8th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 80.4 years (8th longest)
Massachusetts ranks as the best state to live in, in part due to its well-educated population. Among state residents age 25 and older, 44.5% have a bachelor’s degree or higher, the highest bachelor’s degree attainment rate of any state. Americans with a college education are generally qualified for a wider range of high-paying jobs, and in Massachusetts, the typical household has an income of nearly $80,000 a year, far more than the median household income nationwide of about $62,000.
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