With its pristine mountains and gorgeous state parks, Utah is one of the most photo-worthy states in the U.S. It’s also one of the states that are most worthy of calling home.
Utah earns the No. 5 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.
Life expectancy, unemployment rate and divorce rate are Utah’s strong suits on our index.
“Surveys show that Utah’s citizens are among the happiest, its communities among the safest and its citizens the healthiest in the U.S.,” the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development says.
For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at email@example.com.