WALLETHUB: Louisiana is 2019’s 2nd Worst State to Live In

With peak moving season in swing and Americans considering where to settle down, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best States to Live In as well as accompanying videos.

To help Americans settle down in the best and most affordable place possible, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 51 key indicators or livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals.

Living Conditions in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.)


  • 33rd- Housing Costs
  • 33rd- Homeownership Rate
  • 48th- % of Population in Poverty
  • 49th- Income Growth
  • 42nd- % of Insured Population
  • 46th- % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
  • 46th- Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 28th- Restaurants per Capita


For the full report, please visit:

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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at

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