It feels good to be liked and one of the best, right? WalletHub wanted to find out the best and worst states to live in and depending on which side of the Quad Cities you live on will depend on how this will make you feel. Between Iowa and Illinois, both states didn't do too terrible on this list. One did better than the other and you probably can figure it out from the title.

A new study from our friends at WalletHub has come out ranking each state to show which ones are the best and worst to live in. Before we reveal the list, let's figure out what WalletHub did you come up with their results.

To find out the best states to live, WalletHub compared all 50 states based on 52 key indicators of livability. Those key indicators range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals. They took those 52 key indicators and broke them up into 5 different categories. Those 5 categories include:

  • Affordability
  • Economy
  • Education & Health
  • Quality of Life
  • Safety
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After doing a bunch of math and ranking, WalletHub came up with their final list. The two Quad City-states did pretty well on this list.

Source: WalletHub

According to WalletHub, Iowa ranked as the 9th best state to live in. Iowa's overall score was 59.49. Because Iowa ranked in the top 10, we got a little more detail on how Iowa ranked in other categories and indicators:

  • 1st – Housing Costs
  • 7th – Homeownership Rate
  • 18th – % of Population in Poverty
  • 6th – % of Insured Population
  • 5th – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
  • 28th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 26th – Restaurants per Capita
  • 1st – WalletHub “States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19” Rank

This is how Iowa ranked in the 5 key categories:

  • Affordability = 20
  • Economy = 13
  • Education & Health = 11
  • Quality of Life = 16
  • Safety = 18

Illinois didn't do too terrible on the list either. Illinois ranked 18th on this list. Illinois' overall score was 56.63.

This is how Illinois ranked in the 5 key categories:

  • Affordability = 37
  • Economy = 49
  • Education & Health = 20
  • Quality of Life = 3
  • Safety = 8

Museums Within Driving Distance of the Quad Cities

"There isn't a museum I won't go to. The stupider, the better."
Michaels' statement this morning sent us into a good hour of discussion about museums within driving distance of the Quad Cities. Our listening family has clued us in on little hole-in-the-wall museums we never even knew existed, and they're just a hop, skip and a jump away from us. 
Here's our highlights.

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