Wyoming is a great place to live and raise a family, if you love living near the great outdoors.  But there are dozens of other reasons that make life in Wyoming great as well.

USNews.com just released their ranking of the Best States Rankings and Wyoming ranks higher than most, but just ahead of half the country.

USNews.com used thousands of data points to measure each state and each states quality of life.  Things like Health Care, Education, Economy, Opportunity, Infrastructure, Crime, Fiscal Stability & Quality of Life were all examined.

Wyoming was not in the top 10, but mostly because our state is lacking in 3 different areas - Health Care (rank 33), Economy (rank 47) and Infrastructure (rank 36th).  Outside of those three categories, Wyoming ranks near the top in each of the remaining categories.

Overall Wyoming ranks #21st and behind neighboring states South Dakota (14th), Idaho (12th), Colorado (10th), Nebraska (7th) and Utah (3rd).

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