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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  > 0.940
  0.921 – 0.940
  0.900 – 0.920
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This article lists the Human Development Index rating of each U.S. state, territory, and federal district according to the UN. It is not to be confused with the American Human Development Index.

Rank State,
federal district,
or territory
HDI (2019)
[note 1][1]
Very high human development
1  Massachusetts 0.956
2  Connecticut 0.954
3  Minnesota 0.953
4  New Jersey 0.948
 New Hampshire
 Colorado
 District of Columbia 0.946
7  North Dakota
 Washington
9  Hawaii 0.945
10  New York 0.944
11  Maryland 0.941
12  Vermont 0.940
13  Nebraska 0.939
14  Wyoming 0.938
15  Alaska 0.936
 California
 Delaware
 Oregon
 Virginia
20  Iowa 0.935
 Utah
22  Illinois 0.934
 Wisconsin
24  South Dakota 0.932
25  Rhode Island 0.930
26  Pennsylvania 0.928
27  Kansas 0.927
 United States (average) 0.926
28  Maine 0.922
29  Montana 0.921
30  Ohio 0.919
31  Michigan 0.918
32  Texas 0.917
33  Florida 0.916
34  Arizona 0.913
 Missouri
36  Idaho 0.912
 Indiana
 North Carolina
39 Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 0.910
40  Nevada 0.909
41  New Mexico 0.906
42  Oklahoma 0.901
 Tennessee
 Guam (2017) [2]
44  South Carolina 0.898
45  Louisiana 0.893
 U.S. Virgin Islands (2017)[2] 0.892
46  Kentucky 0.890
47  Arkansas 0.886
 Alabama
49  West Virginia 0.882
 Northern Mariana Islands (2017)[2] 0.875
50  Mississippi 0.871
 Puerto Rico (2017)[2] 0.845
 American Samoa (2017)[2] 0.827

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In this column, data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia is from 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Global Data Lab". globaldatalab.org.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Forgotten Isles: A Risk Assessment of the United States' Island Territories, 2008-2020" (PDF). sites.tufts.edu.