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Gallup and Healthways released their annual "State of American Well-Being" report Tuesday, showing measurements reflecting how Americans felt about their states, communities and congressional districts in 2013.

The index describes itself as "a barometer of Americans' perception of their well-being" and ranks cities and states based on life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and basic access to services.

While Utah dropped in this year's report, its cities and congressional districts made a solid showing. See how Utah and the other states ranked in the report's six areas, as well as where the states stood in previous years.

>> Read the full Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index here

>> Information on unemployment rates came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while data on estimated population numbers and median incomes came from Census.gov.

50 West Virginia
Associated Press

Rank: 50

2013 population estimate: 1,854,304

Median income, 2008-2102: $40,400

State unemployment rate: 5.9

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 50
- Emotional health: 50
- Work environment: 14
- Physical health: 50
- Healthy behaviors: 50
- Basic access: 50

2012 ranking: 50

2011 ranking: 50

2010 ranking: 50

2009 ranking: 50

2008 ranking: 49

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, No. 11

49 Kentucky
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Rank: 49

2013 population estimate: 4,395,295

Median income, 2008-2102: $42,610

State unemployment rate: 7.7

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 49
- Emotional health: 49
- Work environment: 25
- Physical health: 49
- Healthy behaviors: 49
- Basic access: 41

2012 ranking: 49

2011 ranking: 49

2010 ranking: 49

2009 ranking: 49

2008 ranking: 48

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Lexington-Fayette, No. 87

48 Mississippi
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Rank: 48

2013 population estimate: 2,991,207

Median income, 2008-2102: $38,882

State unemployment rate: 7.5

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 26
- Emotional health: 17
- Work environment: 50
- Physical health: 43
- Healthy behaviors: 43
- Basic access: 49

2012 ranking: 48

2011 ranking: 48

2010 ranking: 48

2009 ranking: 45

2008 ranking: 50

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Jackson, No. 167

47 Alabama
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Rank: 47

2013 population estimate: 4,833,722

Median income, 2008-2102: $43,160

State unemployment rate: 6.1

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 42
- Emotional health: 40
- Work environment: 43
- Physical health: 46
- Healthy behaviors: 42
- Basic access: 39

2012 ranking: 45

2011 ranking: 45

2010 ranking: 46

2009 ranking: 44

2008 ranking: 39

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Huntsville, No. 81

46 Ohio
Associated Press

Rank: 46

2013 population estimate: 11,570,808

Median income, 2008-2102: $48,246

State unemployment rate: 6.9

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 48
- Emotional health: 44
- Work environment: 40
- Physical health: 42
- Healthy behaviors: 45
- Basic access: 28

2012 ranking: 44

2011 ranking: 46

2010 ranking: 45

2009 ranking: 47

2008 ranking: 46

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Columbus, No. 59

45 Arkansas
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Rank: 45

2013 population estimate: 2,959,373

Median income, 2008-2102: $40,531

State unemployment rate: 7.3

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 37
- Emotional health: 47
- Work environment: 32
- Physical health: 48
- Healthy behaviors: 41
- Basic access: 44

2012 ranking: 46

2011 ranking: 44

2010 ranking: 47

2009 ranking: 48

2008 ranking: 47

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Fayetteville, Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO, No. 44

44 Tennessee
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Rank: 44

2013 population estimate: 6,495,976

Median income, 2008-2102: $44,140

State unemployment rate: 6.2

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 44
- Emotional health: 45
- Work environment: 39
- Physical health: 45
- Healthy behaviors: 40
- Basic access: 35

2012 ranking: 47

2011 ranking: 41

2010 ranking: 40

2009 ranking: 42

2008 ranking: 43

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, No. 72

43 Missouri
Associated Press

Rank: 43

2013 population estimate: 6,044,171

Median income, 2008-2102: $47,333

State unemployment rate: 6.0

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 41
- Emotional health: 46
- Work environment: 41
- Physical health: 38
- Healthy behaviors: 46
- Basic access: 32

2012 ranking: 38

2011 ranking: 43

2010 ranking: 34

2009 ranking: 38

2008 ranking: 40

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Fayetteville, Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO, No. 44

42 Oklahoma
Associated Press

Rank: 42

2013 population estimate: 3,850,568

Median income, 2008-2102: $44,891

State unemployment rate: 5.2

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 47
- Emotional health: 39
- Work environment: 7
- Physical health: 44
- Healthy behaviors: 48
- Basic access: 43

2012 ranking: 41

2011 ranking: 39

2010 ranking: 38

2009 ranking: 39

2008 ranking: 36

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Oklahoma City, No. 104

41 Louisiana
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Rank: 41

2013 population estimate: 4,625,470

Median income, 2008-2102: $44,673

State unemployment rate: 4.9

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 35
- Emotional health: 30
- Work environment: 21
- Physical health: 34
- Healthy behaviors: 47
- Basic access: 48

2012 ranking: 43

2011 ranking: 36

2010 ranking: 42

2009 ranking: 41

2008 ranking: 42

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Baton Rouge, No. 63

40 Indiana
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Rank: 40

2013 population estimate: 6,570,902

Median income, 2008-2102: $48,374

State unemployment rate: 6.4

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 45
- Emotional health: 38
- Work environment: 24
- Physical health: 41
- Healthy behaviors: 44
- Basic access: 31

2012 ranking: 42

2011 ranking: 38

2010 ranking: 39

2009 ranking: 43

2008 ranking: 45

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Indianapolis-Carmel, No. 50

39 Rhode Island
Associated Press

Rank: 39

2013 population estimate: 1,051,511

Median income, 2008-2102: $56,102

State unemployment rate: 9.2

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 39
- Emotional health: 48
- Work environment: 37
- Physical health: 36
- Healthy behaviors: 23
- Basic access: 30

2012 ranking: 37

2011 ranking: 35

2010 ranking: 33

2009 ranking: 40

2008 ranking: 33

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA, No. 156

38 South Carolina
Associated Press

Rank: 38

2013 population estimate: 4,774,839

Median income, 2008-2102: $44,623

State unemployment rate: 6.4

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 38
- Emotional health: 22
- Work environment: 33
- Physical health: 37
- Healthy behaviors: 39
- Basic access: 33

2012 ranking: 40

2011 ranking: 33

2010 ranking: 35

2009 ranking: 35

2008 ranking: 32

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC, No. 53

37 Michigan
Associated Press

Rank: 37

2013 population estimate: 9,895,622

Median income, 2008-2102: $48,471

State unemployment rate: 7.8

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 43
- Emotional health: 25
- Work environment: 44
- Physical health: 35
- Healthy behaviors: 36
- Basic access: 16

2012 ranking: 36

2011 ranking: 37

2010 ranking: 41

2009 ranking: 34

2008 ranking: 41

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Ann Arbor, No. 6

36 Pennsylvania
Associated Press

Rank: 36

2013 population estimate: 12,773,801

Median income, 2008-2102: $52,267

State unemployment rate: 6.4

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 40
- Emotional health: 41
- Work environment: 46
- Physical health: 33
- Healthy behaviors: 31
- Basic access: 17

2012 ranking: 29

2011 ranking: 31

2010 ranking: 30

2009 ranking: 30

2008 ranking: 34

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Lancaster, No. 21

35 New York
Associated Press

Rank: 35

2013 population estimate: 19,651,127

Median income, 2008-2102: $57,683

State unemployment rate: 6.8

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 28
- Emotional health: 43
- Work environment: 47
- Physical health: 23
- Healthy behaviors: 20
- Basic access: 22

2012 ranking: 30

2011 ranking: 34

2010 ranking: 32

2009 ranking: 33

2008 ranking: 37

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Rochester, No. 48

34 Wyoming
Associated Press

Rank: 34

2013 population estimate: 582,658

Median income, 2008-2102: $56,573

State unemployment rate: 4.3

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 46
- Emotional health: 13
- Work environment: 36
- Physical health: 40
- Healthy behaviors: 24
- Basic access: 26

2012 ranking: 13

2011 ranking: 21

2010 ranking: 2

2009 ranking: 12

2008 ranking: 4

Highest ranked area in community rankings: None

33 New Mexico
Associated Press

Rank: 33

2013 population estimate: 2,085,287

Median income, 2008-2102: $44,886

State unemployment rate: 6.6

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 23
- Emotional health: 8
- Work environment: 48
- Physical health: 31
- Healthy behaviors: 4
- Basic access: 45

2012 ranking: 25

2011 ranking: 24

2010 ranking: 23

2009 ranking: 31

2008 ranking: 7

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Albuquerque, No. 97

32 North Carolina
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Rank: 32

2013 population estimate: 9,848,060

Median income, 2008-2102: $46,450

State unemployment rate: 6.7

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 36
- Emotional health: 28
- Work environment: 27
- Physical health: 32
- Healthy behaviors: 30
- Basic access: 37

2012 ranking: 35

2011 ranking: 30

2010 ranking: 36

2009 ranking: 32

2008 ranking: 38

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Raleigh-Cary, No. 19

31 Connecticut
Associated Press

Rank: 31

2013 population estimate: 3,596,080

Median income, 2008-2102: $69,519

State unemployment rate: 7.2

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 31
- Emotional health: 31
- Work environment: 49
- Physical health: 14
- Healthy behaviors: 9
- Basic access: 14

2012 ranking: 16

2011 ranking: 19

2010 ranking: 9

2009 ranking: 20

2008 ranking: 18

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, No. 39

30 Florida
Associated Press

Rank: 30

2013 population estimate: 19,552,860

Median income, 2008-2102: $47,309

State unemployment rate: 6.1

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 29
- Emotional health: 24
- Work environment: 35
- Physical health: 25
- Healthy behaviors: 12
- Basic access: 36

2012 ranking: 34

2011 ranking: 42

2010 ranking: 37

2009 ranking: 36

2008 ranking: 29

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Naples-Marco Island, No. 7

29 Idaho
Associated Press

Rank: 29

2013 population estimate: 1,612,136

Median income, 2008-2102: $47,015

State unemployment rate: 5.4

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 32
- Emotional health: 35
- Work environment: 31
- Physical health: 29
- Healthy behaviors: 16
- Basic access: 25

2012 ranking: 22

2011 ranking: 23

2010 ranking: 20

2009 ranking: 9

2008 ranking: 10

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Boise City-Nampa, No. 91

28 Delaware
Associated Press

Rank: 28

2013 population estimate: 925,749

Median income, 2008-2102: $60,119

State unemployment rate: 6.1

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 21
- Emotional health: 19
- Work environment: 16
- Physical health: 47
- Healthy behaviors: 38
- Basic access: 13

2012 ranking: 26

2011 ranking: 47

2010 ranking: 44

2009 ranking: 37

2008 ranking: 35

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington-PA-NJ-DE-MD, No. 100

27 Georgia
Associated Press

Rank: 27

2013 population estimate: 9,992,167

Median income, 2008-2102: $49,604

State unemployment rate: 7.3

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 13
- Emotional health: 18
- Work environment: 23
- Physical health: 30
- Healthy behaviors: 35
- Basic access: 38

2012 ranking: 33

2011 ranking: 28

2010 ranking: 31

2009 ranking: 25

2008 ranking: 23

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, No. 42

26 Nevada
Associated Press

Rank: 26

2013 population estimate: 2,790,136

Median income, 2008-2102: $54,083

State unemployment rate: 8.7

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 34
- Emotional health: 42
- Work environment: 5
- Physical health: 7
- Healthy behaviors: 22
- Basic access: 47

2012 ranking: 39

2011 ranking: 40

2010 ranking: 43

2009 ranking: 46

2008 ranking: 44

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Reno-Sparks, No. 74

25 Oregon
Associated Press

Rank: 25

2013 population estimate: 3,930,065

Median income, 2008-2102: $50,036

State unemployment rate: 7.0

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 24
- Emotional health: 29
- Work environment: 30
- Physical health: 39
- Healthy behaviors: 6
- Basic access: 27

2012 ranking: 24

2011 ranking: 20

2010 ranking: 28

2009 ranking: 27

2008 ranking: 19

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA, No. 57

24 Virginia
Associated Press

Rank: 24

2013 population estimate: 8,260,405

Median income, 2008-2102: $63,636

State unemployment rate: 5.0

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 17
- Emotional health: 32
- Work environment: 38
- Physical health: 20
- Healthy behaviors: 28
- Basic access: 15

2012 ranking: 14

2011 ranking: 15

2010 ranking: 21

2009 ranking: 13

2008 ranking: 17

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, No. 11

23 New Jersey
Associated Press

Rank: 23

2013 population estimate: 8,899,339

Median income, 2008-2102: $71,637

State unemployment rate: 7.1

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 15
- Emotional health: 34
- Work environment: 34
- Physical health: 9
- Healthy behaviors: 26
- Basic access: 21

2012 ranking: 32

2011 ranking: 29

2010 ranking: 24

2009 ranking: 29

2008 ranking: 25

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, No. 100

22 Illinois
Associated Press

Rank: 22

2013 population estimate: 12,882,135

Median income, 2008-2102: $56,853

State unemployment rate: 8.7

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 20
- Emotional health: 21
- Work environment: 28
- Physical health: 10
- Healthy behaviors: 32
- Basic access: 24

2012 ranking: 28

2011 ranking: 32

2010 ranking: 26

2009 ranking: 28

2008 ranking: 30

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Peoria, No. 35

21 Texas
Associated Press

Rank: 21

2013 population estimate: 26,448,193

Median income, 2008-2102: $51,563

State unemployment rate: 5.7

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 12
- Emotional health: 23
- Work environment: 10
- Physical health: 19
- Healthy behaviors: 34
- Basic access: 46

2012 ranking: 27

2011 ranking: 27

2010 ranking: 27

2009 ranking: 23

2008 ranking: 22

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Austin-Round Rock, No. 30

20 Kansas
Associated Press

Rank: 20

2013 population estimate: 2,893,957

Median income, 2008-2102: $51,273

State unemployment rate: 4.8

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 33
- Emotional health: 9
- Work environment: 22
- Physical health: 11
- Healthy behaviors: 37
- Basic access: 10

2012 ranking: 17

2011 ranking: 7

2010 ranking: 16

2009 ranking: 11

2008 ranking: 13

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Kansas City, MO-KS, No. 55

19 Arizona
Associated Press

Rank: 19

2013 population estimate: 6,626,624

Median income, 2008-2102: $50,256

State unemployment rate: 7.5

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 19
- Emotional health: 16
- Work environment: 15
- Physical health: 24
- Healthy behaviors: 10
- Basic access: 42

2012 ranking: 23

2011 ranking: 26

2010 ranking: 29

2009 ranking: 22

2008 ranking: 14

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, No. 51

18 Maryland
Associated Press

Rank: 18

2013 population estimate: 5,928,814

Median income, 2008-2102: $72,999

State unemployment rate: 5.8

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 18
- Emotional health: 36
- Work environment: 18
- Physical health: 17
- Healthy behaviors: 29
- Basic access: 20

2012 ranking: 11

2011 ranking: 13

2010 ranking: 13

2009 ranking: 15

2008 ranking: 15

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, No. 11

17 California
Associated Press

Rank: 17

2013 population estimate: 38,332,521

Median income, 2008-2102: $61,400

State unemployment rate: 8.1

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 11
- Emotional health: 26
- Work environment: 19
- Physical health: 12
- Healthy behaviors: 5
- Basic access: 40

2012 ranking: 18

2011 ranking: 18

2010 ranking: 18

2009 ranking: 21

2008 ranking: 9

Highest ranked area in community rankings: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, No. 5

16 Alaska
Associated Press

Rank: 16

2013 population estimate: 735,132

Median income, 2008-2102: $69,917

State unemployment rate: 6.4

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 3
- Emotional health: 1
- Work environment: 45
- Physical health: 21
- Healthy behaviors: 17
- Basic access: 34

2012 ranking: 31

2011 ranking: 4

2010 ranking: 4

2009 ranking: 5

2008 ranking: 11

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Anchorage, No. 84

15 Maine
Associated Press

Rank: 15

2013 population estimate: 1,328,302

Median income, 2008-2102: $48,219

State unemployment rate: 6.2

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 27
- Emotional health: 33
- Work environment: 3
- Physical health: 27
- Healthy behaviors: 11
- Basic access: 18

2012 ranking: 21

2011 ranking: 25

2010 ranking: 25

2009 ranking: 16

2008 ranking: 24

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, No. 14

14 Wisconsin
Associated Press

Rank: 14

2013 population estimate: 5,742,713

Median income, 2008-2102: $52,627

State unemployment rate: 6.1

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 25
- Emotional health: 10
- Work environment: 26
- Physical health: 18
- Healthy behaviors: 19
- Basic access: 6

2012 ranking: 20

2011 ranking: 22

2010 ranking: 22

2009 ranking: 26

2008 ranking: 28

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Madison, No. 16

13 Massachusetts
Associated Press

Rank: 13

2013 population estimate: 6,692,824

Median income, 2008-2102: $66,658

State unemployment rate: 6.8

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 16
- Emotional health: 37
- Work environment: 29
- Physical health: 8
- Healthy behaviors: 13
- Basic access: 1

2012 ranking: 10

2011 ranking: 14

2010 ranking: 11

2009 ranking: 18

2008 ranking: 12

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Barnstable, No. 17

12 Utah
Associated Press

Rank: 12

2013 population estimate: 2,900,872

Median income, 2008-2102: $58,164

State unemployment rate: 3.9

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 5
- Emotional health: 27
- Work environment: 20
- Physical health: 26
- Healthy behaviors: 14
- Basic access: 9

2012 ranking: 4

2011 ranking: 5

2010 ranking: 8

2009 ranking: 2

2008 ranking: 1

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Provo-Orem, No. 1

Salt Lake City is ranked No. 38 out of 189 communities, and Ogden-Clearfield comes in at No. 46.

Highest ranked congressional district: UT-03, No. 13

UT-01 comes in at No. 68, UT-02 comes in at No. 106 and UT-04 comes in at No. 188.

11 New Hampshire
Associated Press

Rank: 11

2013 population estimate: 1,323,459

Median income, 2008-2102: $64,925

State unemployment rate: 4.9

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 14
- Emotional health: 12
- Work environment: 17
- Physical health: 22
- Healthy behaviors: 18
- Basic access: 4

2012 ranking: 8

2011 ranking: 9

2010 ranking: 15

2009 ranking: 14

2008 ranking: 16

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Manchester-Nashua, No. 114

10 Iowa
Associated Press

Rank: 10

2013 population estimate: 3,090,416

Median income, 2008-2102: $51,129

State unemployment rate: 4.3

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 22
- Emotional health: 11
- Work environment: 11
- Physical health: 5
- Healthy behaviors: 33
- Basic access: 3

2012 ranking: 9

2011 ranking: 16

2010 ranking: 19

2009 ranking: 7

2008 ranking: 26

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Des Moines-West Des Moines, No. 25

9 Washington
Associated Press

Rank: 9

2013 population estimate: 6,971,406

Median income, 2008-2102: $59,374

State unemployment rate: 6.4

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 10
- Emotional health: 15
- Work environment: 9
- Physical health: 28
- Healthy behaviors: 8
- Basic access: 19

2012 ranking: 15

2011 ranking: 17

2010 ranking: 12

2009 ranking: 17

2008 ranking: 6

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Bellingham, No. 12

8 Hawaii
Associated Press

Rank: 8

2013 population estimate: 1,404,054

Median income, 2008-2102: $67,492

State unemployment rate: 4.6

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 9
- Emotional health: 4
- Work environment: 42
- Physical health: 15
- Healthy behaviors: 2
- Basic access: 7

2012 ranking: 1

2011 ranking: 1

2010 ranking: 1

2009 ranking: 1

2008 ranking: 2

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Honolulu, No. 4

7 Colorado
Associated Press

Rank: 7

2013 population estimate: 5,268,367

Median income, 2008-2102: $58,244

State unemployment rate: 6.1

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 7
- Emotional health: 14
- Work environment: 13
- Physical health: 4
- Healthy behaviors: 7
- Basic access: 11

2012 ranking: 2

2011 ranking: 6

2010 ranking: 5

2009 ranking: 10

2008 ranking: 8

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Boulder, No. 2

6 Vermont
Associated Press

Rank: 6

2013 population estimate: 626,630

Median income, 2008-2102: $54,168

State unemployment rate: 4.0

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 30
- Emotional health: 20
- Work environment: 4
- Physical health: 6
- Healthy behaviors: 1
- Basic access: 12

2012 ranking: 5

2011 ranking: 12

2010 ranking: 17

2009 ranking: 6

2008 ranking: 27

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Burlington-South Burlington, No. 20

5 Montana
Associated Press

Rank: 5

2013 population estimate: 1,015,165

Median income, 2008-2102: $45,456

State unemployment rate: 5.3

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 2
- Emotional health: 6
- Work environment: 6
- Physical health: 16
- Healthy behaviors: 3
- Basic access: 23

2012 ranking: 6

2011 ranking: 10

2010 ranking: 14

2009 ranking: 3

2008 ranking: 3

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Billings, No. 15

4 Minnesota
Associated Press

Rank: 4

2013 population estimate: 5,420,380

Median income, 2008-2102: $59,126

State unemployment rate: 4.7

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 6
- Emotional health: 7
- Work environment: 8
- Physical health: 2
- Healthy behaviors: 15
- Basic access: 2

2012 ranking: 3

2011 ranking: 3

2010 ranking: 6

2009 ranking: 4

2008 ranking: 5

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, No. 13

3 Nebraska
Associated Press

Rank: 3

2013 population estimate: 1,868,516

Median income, 2008-2102: $51,381

State unemployment rate: 3.5

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 1
- Emotional health: 5
- Work environment: 12
- Physical health: 3
- Healthy behaviors: 21
- Basic access: 8

2012 ranking: 7

2011 ranking: 8

2010 ranking: 10

2009 ranking: 24

2008 ranking: 20

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Lincoln, No. 10

2 South Dakota
Associated Press

Rank: 2

2013 population estimate: 844,877

Median income, 2008-2102: $49,091

State unemployment rate: 3.6

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 8
- Emotional health: 3
- Work environment: 2
- Physical health: 13
- Healthy behaviors: 25
- Basic access: 5

2012 ranking: 12

2011 ranking: 11

2010 ranking: 7

2009 ranking: 19

2008 ranking: 31

Highest ranked area in community rankings: Sioux Falls, No. 22

1 North Dakota
Associated Press

Rank: 1

2013 population estimate: 723,393

Median income, 2008-2102: $51,641

State unemployment rate: 2.6

Well-being index rank, 2013:
- Life evaluation: 4
- Emotional health: 2
- Work environment: 1
- Physical health: 1
- Healthy behaviors: 27
- Basic access: 29

2012 ranking: 19

2011 ranking: 2

2010 ranking: 3

2009 ranking: 8

2008 ranking: 21

Highest ranked area in community rankings: None