Texas ranked No. 31 in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of best states in the country. It also ranks among the top 10 states in the economy and fiscal stability categories.
States were ranked in 71 metrics across eight main categories: health care, education, economies, infrastructure and opportunities; as well as fiscal stability, crime and corrections; and the state’s natural environment. Health care and education weighted most heavily in the survey, according to the report.
Texas also ranked 31st in health care, 34th in education, ninth for economy, 16th for infrastructure, 39th for opportunity, 10th for fiscal stability, 37th for crime and corrections, and 40th for natural environment.