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#1 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #1 Longest Marriages: States #2 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #2 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #2 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #3 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #4 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #4 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #4 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #4 Most Drunks: States #5 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #5 Most Deficient Bridges: States #5 Most Volunteers: States #6 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #6 Most Expensive Droughts: States #7 Hottest Days: States #8 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #8 Most Married Residents: States #9 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #9 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #11 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #11 Longest Retirements: States #12 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #12 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #15 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #16 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #16 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #16 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #17 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #18 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #18 Highest GDP Growth: States #19 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #19 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #22 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #23 Biggest Spenders in Casinos: States #24 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #25 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #27 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #27 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #28 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #30 Worst Dental Health: States #31 Most Educated: States #31 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #32 Biggest Class Divisions: States #32 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #32 Most Divorced Residents: States #32 Most Representation by Women: State Legislatures #33 Most Never-Marrieds: States #33 Most Planned Parenthood Locations per Capita: States #34 Largest Wage Increases: States #35 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #37 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #39 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #39 Most Miserable: States #40 Most Vaccinated Children: States #41 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #42 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #42 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #43 Most Prisoners: States #44 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #44 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #45 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #45 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #46 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #46 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #46 Most Brewery Permits: States #46 Most Seniors: States #46 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #46 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #46 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #48 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #48 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #48 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #48 Highest Unemployment: States #49 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #50 Most Firearms at Airport Checkpoints: States and U.S. Territories #51 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #51 Highest Showbiz Pay: States