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New Jersey named second best state to live in by Wallethub

What’s so great about the Garden State? How about coming in second for the best places to live in the whole country? That’s where New Jersey ranked in a recent poll of Wallet Hub.

The purpose of the survey was to help people find the best and most affordable place possible by comparing the 50 states based on 52 key indicators of livability ranging from housing costs and income growth education rates and hospital quality.

What’s not to love with all that New Jersey has to offer in terms of sights, sounds, and of course food, with the focus on food? No matter where you live in New Jersey, whether it’s all the towns so close together in North Jersey, or the beaches and rural areas of South Jersey, you’re never far from something. Something to eat. In fact, New Jersey ranked 7th in restaurants per capita.

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As for other living conditions in New Jersey, we ranked 6th in percentage of population living in poverty, 28th in income growth, 8th in percentage of fully immunized adults, 10th in percentage of adults in good or poor health, 23rd in percentage of insured population, 28th in income growth and 16th in average working week.

New Jersey had a total score of 62.01 behind Massachusetts which came in first with a 62.65.

Rounding out the top five states, New York comes third with a 60.64, Idaho and Virginia fourth and fifth with a 58.73.

And, if you’re interested in how to tell if you’re from New Jersey, I wrote an article about it that you can read here.

The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise only. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.

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