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2007 Most Livable State Award

44 Negative and Positive Factors

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Table numbers refer to tables in the book State Rankings 2007

1 Percent Change in Number of Crimes: 2004 to 2005 (Table 27)
2 Crime Rate (Table 28)
3 State Prisoner Incarceration Rate (Table 58)
4 Personal Bankruptcy Rate (Table 98)
5 Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (Table 120)
6 Rate of Public Libraries and Branches (Table 152)
7 Unemployment Rate (Table 175)
8 Percent of Nonfarm Employees in Government (Table 189)
9 Average Monthly Electric Bill for Residential Customers (Table 207)
10 Hazardous Waste Sites on the National Priority List per 10,000 Square Miles (Table 220)
11 State & Local Taxes as a Percent of Personal Income (Table 292)
12 Per Capita State and Local Government Debt Outstanding (Table 306)
13 Percent of Population Not Covered by Health Insurance (Table 369)
14 Births of Low Birthweight as a Percent of All Births (Table 379)
15 Teenage Birth Rate (Table 380)
16 Infant Mortality Rate (Table 386)
17 Age-Adjusted Death Rate by Suicide (Table 400)
18 Population per Square Mile (Table 434)
19 Poverty Rate (Table 493)
20 Percent of Female-Headed Families with Children Living in Poverty (Table 497)
21 State and Local Government Spending for Welfare Programs as a Percent of All Spending (Table 500)
22 Percent of Households Receiving Food Stamps (Table 528)
23 Deficient Bridges as a Percent of Total Bridges (Table 544)
24 Highway Fatality Rate (Table 547)
25 Fatalities in Alcohol-Related Crashes as a Percent of All Highway Fatalities (Table 553)

26 Per Capita Gross State Product (Table 89)
27 Percent Change in Per Capita Gross State Product: 2001 to 2005 (Adjusted to Constant Dollars) (Table 90)
28 Per Capita Personal Income (Table 93)
29 Change in Per Capita Personal Income: 2004 to 2005 (Table 94)
30 Median Household Income (Table 96)
31 Public High School Graduation Rate (Table 128)
32 Percent of Population Graduated from High School (Table 129)
33 Expenditures for Education as a Percent of All State and Local Government Expenditures (Table 137)
34 Percent of Population With a Bachelorís Degree or More (Table 150)
35 Books in Public Libraries Per Capita (Table 153)
36 Per Capita State Art Agenciesí Legislative Appropriations (Table 156)
37 Average Weekly Earnings of Production Workers on Manufacturing Payrolls (Table 165)
38 Job Growth:  2005 to 2006 (Table 180)
39 Normal Daily Mean Temperature (Table 232)
40 Percent of Days That Are Sunny (Table 233)
41 Homeownership Rate (Table 424)
42 Domestic Migration of Population: 2005 to 2006 (Table 472)
43 Marriage Rate (Table 478)
44 Percent of Eligible Population Reported Voting (Table 492)