In terms of quality of life, the Lone Star State is a star.
Texas ranks No. 9 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.
Factors contributing to Texas’ high quality-of-life score include geographic location, GDP per capita and divorce rate.
“There are few states that can match the Lone Star State’s current job opportunities, growth and residential quality of life,” according to the Texas Economic Development Division. “It’s no wonder Texas continues to reign as the nation's top ‘domestic migration destination’.”
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.