List of U.S. states and territories by Human Development Index

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Map of the U.S. states by Human Development Index in 2017.
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This article lists the Human Development Index by U.S. state, according to the UN. [1] Data is also included for the U.S. territories. [2] [3] It is not to be confused with the American Human Development Index.

Rank State
federal district
or territory
HDI (2018)
[note 1]
Comparable country
[note 2]
1   Massachusetts 0.956   Norway
2   Connecticut 0.953   Norway
3   Minnesota 0.947    Switzerland
4   New Jersey 0.943   Ireland
  New Hampshire
  District of Columbia 0.942   Ireland
6   Colorado 0.942   Ireland
  New York
  North Dakota
9   Hawaii 0.940   Germany
  Washington
11   Alaska 0.937   Iceland
12   Vermont 0.936   Sweden
13   Maryland 0.935   Singapore
14   Nebraska 0.934   Singapore
15   Wyoming 0.932   Netherlands
16   Delaware 0.930   Denmark
  California
  Utah
19   Oregon 0.929   Denmark
  Illinois
  Virginia
  South Dakota
23   Wisconsin 0.928   Finland
  Iowa
25   Pennsylvania 0.922   Canada
  Kansas
  United States 0.920   United Kingdom
27   Rhode Island
28   Montana 0.917   Liechtenstein
29   Maine 0.914   Japan
30   Ohio 0.913   Japan
31   Michigan 0.912   Japan
32   Texas 0.909   Luxembourg
  Florida
34   Arizona 0.908   Luxembourg
35   Idaho 0.907   Luxembourg
36   Indiana 0.906   South Korea
37   Missouri 0.905   South Korea
  North Carolina
39   Nevada 0.902   South Korea
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia
41   New Mexico 0.900   Slovenia
42   Oklahoma 0.894   Spain
43   Tennessee 0.892   France
44   South Carolina 0.890   France
45   Louisiana 0.885   Malta
46   Kentucky 0.881   Estonia
47   Arkansas 0.877   Estonia
  Alabama
49   West Virginia 0.872   Greece
50   Mississippi 0.863   United Arab Emirates
  American Samoa 0.827   Argentina
  Guam 0.901   France
  Northern Mariana Islands 0.875   Estonia
  Puerto Rico 0.845   Bahrain
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.894   Spain

Notes

  1. ^ In this column, data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia is from 2017. Data for American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is from 2008. [2] Data for Puerto Rico is from 2015. [3]
  2. ^ In this column, the 50 states and the District of Columbia are matched with a country which had a similar HDI in 2018. American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are matched with a country which had a similar HDI in 2008.

References

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  2. ^ a b http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/wp-09-02.pdf Filling Gaps In The Human Development Index: Findings For Asia And The Pacific. David A. Hastings. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b https://ceterisparibusuprm.org/human-development-index-trends-and-inequality-in-puerto-rico-2010-2015-by-ricardo-r-fuentes-ramirez/ Fuentes-Ramírez, Ricardo R. (2017). Ceteris Paribus: Journal of Socio-Economic Research. 7. Retrieved November 9, 2018.