How Oregon Ranks Among All The States In Pretty Much Everything
Oregon is the best in many ways and there are countless reasons for Oregonians to be proud of our beautiful state. But have you ever wondered how Oregon stands up to the rest of the states statistically? For today’s article I compiled Oregon’s rankings in many different categories, from “Happiness” to “Number of Couch Potatoes”. Oregon kicks butt at a lot of things, such as overall health, beer, and economics, but we still have some work to do in other areas, like our high school graduation rate and selling cigarettes to minors.
11) Oregon is ranked #12 in overall health.
We love our veggies!
Source: America's Health Rankings
10) Oregon has the 5th best state economy in the nation.
Ranked by Business Insider.
9) We're ranked #28 in overall happiness.
This ranking is based on ‘Emotional & Physical Well-Being’, 'Work Environment', and 'Community, Environment & Recreational Activities'. Source: WalletHub
8) Oregon's public schools are ranked #38 in the nation for overall performance.
Source: Oregon Live.
7) Oregon is ranked #1 for selling cigarettes to kids.
Yikes.... Ranked by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration via PDX Monthly.
6) #35 in polution rankings.
Ranked by Scorecard: The Polution Information Site.
5) With a 67.8% graduation rate in 2013, Oregon ranked #49 in high school graduations.
"Oregon can do better, and we will do better," - Gov. Kate Brown. Source: OPB.
4) Oregon was ranked as the state with the 38th most couch potatoes.
This ranking used data including: hours per day spent watching TV, Laz-E-Boy retailers per capita, fewest working hours, interest in soap operas, and more. Ranked by Estately.
3) #12 best state for business.
Ranked by Forbes.
2) #1 for beer!
With all of our amazing breweries and microbreweries, Oregon was ranked the #1 state for beer by Thrillist.
1) Oregon is the 17th best run state in the U.S.
Ranked by 24/7 Wall Street.
Do you know any other Oregon rankings? Did any of these surprise you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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