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Midwest will be the best place to live in 2032

A Midwest region including Iowa is the place “where you’ll want to live in 2032,” according to an analysis of states using different metrics by Gallup.

The West North Central region, which includes Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota, will be the most livable place in 20 years. 

“The best place to live in 2032 will have tackled unemployment, financial worry, health-care costs, obesity and education challenges,” said Dan Witters, research director of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. “It will be a place where most residents are healthy, optimistic, employed in good jobs they love, and enthusiastic about their communities.”   

Gallup said the region’s workers are employed in jobs in areas that result in high gross domestic product and consumers have high  confidence. Among the advantages of the Midwest is safe access to clean water, which puts the region in a good position to address an oncoming water-shortage issue, according to Gallup. 

The East South Central region – including Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama – ranked the lowest according to Gallup. People in this region have a high rate of obesity and fewer job opportunities. 

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