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Minnesota Ranks 2nd Strongest State in Nation by Politico Magazine

Updated: 01/25/2014 2:56 PM
Created: 01/25/2014 10:48 AM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

On Tuesday, President Obama will declare that the state of America’s union is “strong” during his State of the Union Speech.

With this in mind, Politico Magazine rounded up 14 different state rankings from sources like the Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the FBI, and on important factors such as high school graduation rates, per capita income, life expectancy and crime rate.

They averaged out each state’s 14 rankings to come up with a master list—atop which sits none other than New Hampshire with Minnesota in second. Mississippi was dead last.

The Top 10 Strongest States Are:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Minnesota
  3. Vermont
  4. Utah
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Wyoming
  7. Colorado
  8. Iowa
  9. Washington
  10. Connecticut
Photo: Minnesota.gov

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