LawnStarter's Quality of Life Index

National State Report / National City Report

Report Findings and Summary

Welcome to 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.

LawnStarter hopes people who live in the top-ranked states will view the LawnStarter index as a point of pride, and people considering a move will use the LawnStarter index in helping make their relocation decisions.

Here are the 10 states that ranked the highest on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Hawaii
  3. New York
  4. Connecticut
  5. Utah
  6. Massachusetts
  7. New Jersey
  8. California
  9. Texas
  10. Illinois

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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