The 10 best states in America revealed in 2018 US News ranking

Many Americans take pride in their state, often claiming their home state to be better than the rest.

Now, the 2018 U.S. News Best States rankings can help settle the debate.

In an assessment of how states are serving their residents – from health care to education – theses 10 states performed the best overall in the 2018 Best States rankings. The rankings, formed in partnership with McKinsey & Company, analyze thousands of data points to measure how states best serve their citizens.

See the annual rankings' best states:

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No. 10 -- Colorado

No. 9 -- Vermont
No. 8 -- Massachusetts
No. 7 -- Nebraska
No. 6 -- Washington
No. 5 -- New Hampshire
No. 4 -- North Dakota
No. 3 -- Utah
No. 2 -- Minnesota
No. 1 -- Iowa
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