Oct 13, 2014 3:16 PM

Study says NH tops list of states for 'well-being'


CONCORD - When it comes to well-being, New Hampshire ranks pretty high, according to one study.

In fact, some areas in state rank number 1.

The study, conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, took a look at nine categories that measure the overall well-being of the state's residents.

New Hampshire scored a perfect 10 in housing and income. That includes $34,208 in household disposable income per capita.

The state also did well with high scores in education - scoring a 9.6 in large part because 91 percent of the workforce has at least a secondary education - and safety, scoring a 9.2.

Some of the other categories, include access to services, the environment, and health.

The state earned a total score of 77.6 out of 100.

Other New England states also scored well, including Vermont with a score of 74.8, Maine with 71.9 and Massachusetts with a score of 71.7.

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