LawnStarter's Quality of Life Index for North Carolina

National State Report / National City Report

Report Findings and Summary

North Carolina claims the No. 26 ranking on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for the 50 states.

The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate,

geographic location (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.

Divorce rate and geographic location represent North Carolina’s top quality-of-life scores on our index.

“From our moderate climate with excellent recreational opportunities to our culture-rich history and arts, there truly is something for everyone in North Carolina. Combine that with quality health care [and] a low cost of living and it’s easy to see why most people that live here never want to leave,” according to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at

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