Alabama State Capitol

USNews has released their best states rankings for 2019 and Alabama has managed to stay away from being ranked last yet again. This time we can’t thank Mississippi. They actually moved up a spot this year to 48th.

The winner for the worst state in America? It goes to Louisiana. In fact, for the third year in a row, they have ranked dead last.

They ranked states based on healthcare, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime & corrections, and natural environment.

How We Ranked

  • Education – 50th
  • Healthcare – 46th
  • Crime & Corrections – 45th
  • Economy – 45th
  • Opportunity – 45th
  • Infrastructure – 38th
  • Natural Environment – 35th
  • Fiscal Stability – 23rd

Washington took home the top prize. You can view the full list here.

Brent Wilson
Brent was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the founder of