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 2018.
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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]
Very high human development
1  Massachusetts 0.956  Norway
2  Connecticut 0.953  Norway
3  Minnesota 0.947   Switzerland
4  New Jersey 0.943  Ireland
 New Hampshire
6  District of Columbia 0.942  Ireland
7  Colorado 0.942  Ireland
 New York
 North Dakota
10  Hawaii 0.940  Germany
 Washington
12  Alaska 0.937  Sweden
13  Vermont 0.936  Singapore
14  Maryland 0.935  Singapore
15  Nebraska 0.934  Singapore
16  Wyoming 0.932  Netherlands
17  Delaware 0.930  Denmark
 California
 Utah
20  Oregon 0.929  Denmark
 Illinois
 Virginia
 South Dakota
24  Wisconsin 0.928  Finland
 Iowa
26  Pennsylvania 0.922  Canada
 Kansas
 United States 0.920  United Kingdom
28  Rhode Island
29  Montana 0.917  Liechtenstein
30  Maine 0.914  Japan
31  Ohio 0.913  Japan
32  Michigan 0.912  Japan
33  Texas 0.909  Luxembourg
 Florida
35  Arizona 0.908  Luxembourg
36  Idaho 0.907  Luxembourg
37  Indiana 0.906  South Korea
38  Missouri 0.905  South Korea
 North Carolina
40  Nevada 0.902  South Korea
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia
42  New Mexico 0.900  Slovenia
43  Oklahoma 0.894  Spain
44  Tennessee 0.892  France
45  South Carolina 0.890  France
46  Louisiana 0.885  Malta
47  Kentucky 0.881  Estonia
48  Arkansas 0.877  Estonia
 Alabama
50  West Virginia 0.872  Greece
51  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[edit]

  1. ^ In this column, data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia is from 2018. 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[edit]

  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.