Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-10-09T08:21:50Z

Photograph by Dirk Anschutz/Bloomberg

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North Dakota

Rank: 48

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 22.13

Air pollution level: 5.7

Child poverty rate: 16.1%

High school graduation rate: 83.8%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 6.6

Population lacking health insurance: 11.7%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 5.7

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 2.4

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 2.8

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,564

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 225

Personal income per capita: $42,764

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.433

Un- and under-employment rate: 6.1%

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