The 10 best states in America

These States Are The Best of The Best

State pride is something that many Americans carry with them, and now there's a way to tell which state is the best.

The Best States rankings draws on thousands of data points to measure how states are serving their residents.

Based off varying factors, including health care and education, these are the states that top the list.

Click through U.S. News ranking of the 10 best states in America:

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10. Vermont

Capital: Montpelier

Population: 0.63 million

Median income: $28,825

GDP: $30,401 million

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9. Colorado

Capital: Denver

Population: 5.46 million

Median income: $31,664

GDP: $314,878 million

Learn more about Colorado.

8. Maryland

Capital: Annapolis

Population: 6.01 million

Median income: $36,316

GDP: $363,845

Learn more about Maryland.

7. Utah

Capital: Salt Lake City

Population: 3.00 million

Median income: $27,136

GDP: $147,108 million

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6. Iowa

Capital: Des Moines

Population: 3.12 million

Median income: $28,771

GDP: $174,103 million

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Seattle downtown skyline and Mt. Rainier, Washington.

4. North Dakota

Capital: Bismarck

Population: 0.76 million

Median income: $31,782

GDP: $54,830 million

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3. Minnesota

Capital: Saint Paul

Population: 5.49 million

Median income: $31,841

GDP: $333,267

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2. New Hampshire

Capital: Concord

Population: 1.33 million

Median income: $32,243

GDP: $72,573 million

Learn more about New Hampshire.

1. Massachusetts

Capital: Boston

Population: 6.79 million

Median income: $32,352

GDP: $476,743 million

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10. Vermont

Capital: Montpelier

Population: 0.63 million

Medianincome: $28,825

GDP: $30,401 million

Learn more about Vermont.

9. Colorado

Capital: Denver

Population: 5.46 million

Median income: $31,664

GDP: $314,878 million

Learn more about Colorado.

8. Maryland

Capital: Annapolis

Population: 6.01 million

Medianincome: $36,316

GDP: $363,845

Learn more about Maryland.

7. Utah

Capital: Salt Lake City

Population: 3.00 million

Medianincome: $27,136

GDP: $147,108 million

Learn more about Utah.

6. Iowa

Capital: Des Moines

Population: 3.12 million

Medianincome: $28,771

GDP: $174,103 million

Learn more about Iowa.

5. Washington

Capital: Olympia

Population: 7.17 million

Medianincome: $31,407

GDP: $443,665

Learn more about Washington.

4. North Dakota

Capital: Bismarck

Population: 0.76 million

Medianincome: $31,782

GDP: $54,830 million

Learn more about North Dakota.

3. Minnesota

Capital: Saint Paul

Population: 5.49 million

Medianincome: $31,841

GDP: $333,267

Learn more about Minnesota.

2. New Hampshire

Capital: Concord

Population: 1.33 million

Medianincome: $32,243

GDP: $72,573 million

Learn more about New Hampshire.

1. Massachusetts

Capital: Boston

Population: 6.79 million

Medianincome: $32,352

GDP: $476,743 million

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