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#1 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #1 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #1 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #1 Highest GDP Growth: States #1 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #1 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #1 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #1 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #2 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #2 Most Drunks: States #3 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #3 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #3 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #4 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #4 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #4 Largest Wage Increases: States #4 Longest Marriages: States #5 Hottest Days: States #5 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #5 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #5 Most Married Residents: States #6 Longest Retirements: States #6 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #7 Most Deficient Bridges: States #7 Most Vaccinated Children: States #9 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #9 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #10 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #11 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #12 Biggest Class Divisions: States #12 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #12 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #14 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #14 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #15 Highest Insurance Payouts for Drought: States #16 Most Volunteers: States #20 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #22 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #24 Most Never-Marrieds: States #24 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #27 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #27 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #28 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #31 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #31 Most Educated: States #31 Worst Dental Health: States #35 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #36 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #37 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #41 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #42 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #42 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #43 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #44 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #44 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #45 Most Divorced Residents: States #47 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #47 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #47 Most Seniors: States #47 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #47 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #48 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #48 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #49 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #49 Most Brewery Permits: States #49 Most Miserable: States #49 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #50 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #50 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #50 Most Prisoners: States #51 Highest Unemployment: States #51 Worst for the Unemployed: States