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 (2017)
[note 1]
HDI (1995) Difference Comparable country
[note 2]
 United States 0.924 0.877 0.047  United Kingdom
01  Massachusetts 0.960 0.905 0.055  Norway
02  Connecticut 0.957 0.911 0.046  Norway
03  Minnesota 0.952 0.901 0.049  Norway
04  District of Columbia 0.949 0.877 0.073  Norway
05  New Jersey 0.947 0.895 0.051   Switzerland
06  New Hampshire 0.947 0.898 0.049   Switzerland
07  Colorado 0.946 0.906 0.041   Switzerland
08  New York 0.946 0.888 0.058   Switzerland
09  North Dakota 0.946 0.874 0.074   Switzerland
10  Hawaii 0.944 0.902 0.041   Switzerland
11  Washington 0.944 0.904 0.041   Switzerland
12  Alaska 0.942 0.912 0.030   Switzerland
13  Vermont 0.941 0.885 0.053  Australia
14  Maryland 0.939 0.885 0.055  Ireland
15  Nebraska 0.937 0.889 0.048  Ireland
16  Wyoming 0.937 0.896 0.041  Germany
17  Delaware 0.935 0.897 0.038  Iceland
18  California 0.934 0.882 0.052  Iceland
19  Oregon 0.934 0.882 0.052  Sweden
20  Utah 0.934 0.896 0.038  Sweden
21  Illinois 0.933 0.883 0.050  Sweden
22  Virginia 0.933 0.882 0.051  Hong Kong
23  Wisconsin 0.932 0.886 0.046  Singapore
24  Iowa 0.931 0.885 0.046  Netherlands
25  South Dakota 0.931 0.870 0.061  Netherlands
26  Pennsylvania 0.927 0.874 0.053  Canada
27  Kansas 0.926 0.887 0.039  Canada
28  Montana 0.923 0.876 0.047  United States
29  Rhode Island 0.922 0.876 0.046  United Kingdom
30  Maine 0.919 0.876 0.043  Finland
31  Ohio 0.917 0.874 0.043  New Zealand
32  Michigan 0.916 0.877 0.039  Belgium
33  Texas 0.914 0.868 0.046  Liechtenstein
34  Arizona 0.913 0.875 0.038  Belgium
35  Florida 0.913 0.873 0.040  Liechtenstein
36  Idaho 0.911 0.872 0.039  Japan
37  Indiana 0.910 0.869 0.041  Japan
38  Missouri 0.910 0.871 0.039  Japan
39  North Carolina 0.909 0.861 0.048  Japan
40  Nevada 0.907 0.881 0.026  Austria
41 Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 0.906 0.862 0.044  Luxembourg
42  New Mexico 0.904 0.870 0.034  Luxembourg
43  Oklahoma 0.899 0.858 0.041  Slovenia
44  Tennessee 0.897 0.851 0.046  Slovenia
45  South Carolina 0.894 0.846 0.048  Slovenia
46  Louisiana 0.890 0.849 0.041  Spain
47  Kentucky 0.886 0.843 0.043  Czech Republic
48  Arkansas 0.883 0.839 0.044  Italy
49  Alabama 0.882 0.839 0.043  Italy
50  West Virginia 0.879 0.837 0.042  Bulgaria
51  Mississippi 0.866 0.825 0.041  Poland
 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  Slovenia

Notes[edit]

  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 2017. 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.