The Garden State blossoms when it comes to quality of life.
New Jersey shows up at No. 7 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.
New Jersey’s top two categories on the index are GDP and divorce rate.
“New Jersey is more than just fabulous beaches, scenic state parks, world-class entertainment, major-league sports teams and world-class dining,” says Choose New Jersey, an economic development group. “It’s a state that millions of people call ‘home’ where they enjoy a quality of life that’s second to none -- with easy accessibility to the broad range of public and private treasures that make life worth living.”
For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.