Best and Worst States for Millennials

With millennials today making up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce yet earning 20 percent less than Baby Boomers did at the same age, WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Millennials. In order to determine the most livable places for this generation, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of millennials to average monthly earnings for millennials to millennial unemployment rate.

Best States for Millennials (with rating)

1. District of Columbia, 67.47
2. North Dakota, 65.16
3. Minnesota, 64.11
4. Massachusetts, 62.55
5. Iowa, 62.43
6. Wisconsin, 60.28
7. Utah, 59.36
8. Nebraska, 59.28
9. Colorado, 58.64
10. South Dakota, 57.51

Worst States for Millennials (with rating)

42. Florida, 40.79
43. South Carolina, 39.14
44. Arkansas, 38.99
45. Oklahoma, 38.91
46. Louisiana, 36.94
47. Alabama, 35.64
48. Nevada, 35.59
49. Mississippi, 34.55
50. West Virginia, 31.72
51. New Mexico, 31.12

Highest Percentage of Millennials

1. District of Columbia
2. North Dakota
3. Utah
4. Alaska
5. California

Lowest Percentage of Millennials

47. New Jersey
48. Florida
49. New Hampshire
50. West Virginia
51. Maine

Lowest Percentage of Millennials Living with Parents

1. North Dakota
2. District of Columbia
3. Wyoming
4. South Dakota
5. Iowa

Highest Percentage of Millennials Living with Parents

47. California
48. Florida
49. New York
50. Connecticut
51. New Jersey

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