The Top Ten  December 10 - 17    

Least Livable States, 2006

Rank State
1. Louisiana
2. Mississippi
3. Arkansas
4. Kentucky
5. South Carolina
6. Tennessee
7. West Virginia
8. Oklahoma
9. Texas
10. New Mexico
Methodology: To determine a state's livability rating, each state's rankings in 44 categories were averaged. Some of the positive factors included household income, homeownership, job growth, and educational attainment. The negative factors included crime rate, poverty rate, infant mortality rate, and unemployment rate.
Source: Morgan Quitno Press. Web:

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