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DETROIT, MI - JULY 19: A view of downtown Detroit is shown July 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit's emergency manager Kevin Orr filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy yesterday, July 18th, making it the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city owes its approximately 100,000 creditors between $18 and $20 billion. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The Best States ranking of U.S. states uses thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens. In addition to health care and education, the metrics also take into consideration a state’s economy, its roads, bridges, internet and other infrastructure, its public safety, the fiscal stability of state government, and the opportunity it affords its residents.

So where did we rank on this lovely list? Michigan ranked at #33 (which is up from 37 last year) with our best score being the opportunity and affordability.

Washington ranked #1.

See the full list here.

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