Why Relocate to Connecticut–Because It’s (objectively) the Best State

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Previously we have asked “Why relocate to Connecticut?” and frankly, the answers have just been obvious.  Great winter sports, great spring festivals, so much awesome.  But in those previous discussions, we’ve cited the American Human Development Index, which states objectively that Connecticut is the best in the nation.  So now, we’re going to discuss what that “best” actually means.

The American Human Development Index considers that the well-being of a people cannot be measured in just one aspect like GDP.  That sort of thing only measures the economy; while that may be a good indicator, it doesn’t really tell the entire story.  Instead, the AHDI looks at a combination of three factors–health, education, and standard of living.  While Connecticut may not be first in any of those categories, we’re high enough up in all three to make us the best overall.

The health index is measured by using the state’s life expectancy at birth.  Hawaii tops this list, followed by Minnesota, California, New York and then Connecticut.

The education index looks at two factors; those currently enrolled in school, and those who have attained some form of degree.  Looking at that, Connecticut is third, behind only DC and Massachusetts.

Finally, the standard of living index is measured by using the median income of all full-time and part-time workers aged 16 and older.  There, Connecticut is fourth, behind DC, New Jersey and Maryland.

But what makes Connecticut the tops in all of this is when you combine the three factors for an average.  DC may have Connecticut beat on income and education, but its average is brought down by being well below the national average on health.  Indeed, the life expectancy for DC is a full five-years shorter than for someone born in Connecticut.  (Yikes!)

Meanwhile, those with higher life expectancies (Hawaii only being one year longer than Connecticut’s, by the way) all have lower scores in education and income.  Indeed, any state that beats us in one factor lags behind in the others.  Let’s face it, Connecticut is the place to be!

Obviously, raw data isn’t going to be the only factor when considering relocation.  But it does provide a good starting point, and a great way to brag about us; if you want a state that’s  healthy, wealthy and wise, you want Connecticut.

And if you find that the siren call of our best in nation status too great to ignore, we’re here to help you get on your way to relocating to Connecticut.  All you have to do is contact us.

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Michelle Manter Giglietti

Owner~Realtor at Manter Realty Group of Keller Williams
Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
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