A recent WalletHub.com survey concludes that New Jersey is the second best state in America to live in terms of living conditions.

Some are surprised by this, as New Jersey has some of the highest property taxes, highest auto insurance rates and other fees in America.

No doubt, the politics are also rough and tumble, but, it’s clear by this one sampling of public opinion that New Jerseyans like living in The Garden State.

New Jersey did not score particularly high in any one category, but, did perform well on a consistent basis throughout.

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Here is how New Jersey scored in the various areas that were measured:

  • 6th – % of Population in Poverty
  • 28th – Income Growth
  • 23rd – % of Insured Population
  • 10th – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
  • 16th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 7th – Restaurants per Capita
  • 8th – Percentage of Residents 12+ Who Are Fully Vaccinated

WalletHub.com did this survey to provide instructive information to the American people about livability throughout all 50 states.

They measured 52 key factors to determine the quality of life as follows:

  • Housing affordability
  • Income growth
  • Education rate
  • Quality of state hospitals

The WalletHub survey yielded that approximately 8.4 percent of Americans moved last year, which is an all-time low.

This means one of two things. Either people like where they live, or, they are waiting for the dust to settle following the current recession before making any decisions about potential relocation.

Once again, when looking at New Jersey subjectively, it fares poorly. However, each time there is a Dispassionate, objective findings, New Jersey fares very well when compared to the rest of the country.

It’s an interesting phenomenon that keeps repeating itself.

SOURCE: WalletHub.com — to view the report, please visit:

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