domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2015

What does your state do best?




Every state is number one in something, but some claims to fame are pretty surprising. New Jersey has the highest rate of homeowners installing solar panels. Illinois has the highest rate of gang membership!? Here's a fun, bird's eye view of state superlatives with an energy related twist: we've noted which states have the most forward-thinking energy policies and which have the most room for improvement.




Alabama


There are more species of wildlife living in Alabama's rivers than any other state, including three kinds of mussels.

Alaska


Alaska has the highest number of suicides (23.1) per 100.000 deaths. It also has the lowest state & local tax burdens in the country.

Arizona


Not only in Arizona's landscape often copper in color, they also leas the nation in copper production, making 750 thousand tons of copper a year.

Arkansas


Arkansas accounts for approximately 46% of U.S. rice production.

California


California has the largest economy in the U.S. and 8th largest in the world. It also has the most UFO sightings every year (6.331).

Colorado


Colorado ranks #1 for beer production, but not beer bellies. In 2010 Colorado was named the skinniest state two years running..

Connecticut


A 2010 study ranked Connecticut #1 in overall well-being of citizens, based on health, education, and income.

Delaware


The first state has more doctoral-level (Ph.D) scientists and engineers, as a percentage of the population, than any other state.

Florida


Orlando attract more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.

Georgia


Georgia has the largest historical district in the country. It's located in Savannah which is chock full of 18th & 19th century architecture.

Hawaii


Hawaii has the most expensive electricity in the U.S. so it also recently ranked #1 as the state most ripe for solar energy development.

Idaho


Idaho has the most usable hot springs in the nation, with about 130 soakable out of 340.

Illinois


Surprise Illinois, not California, has the highest rate of gang membership in the country (8-11 members per 1,000 population).

Indiana


The south central Indiana area is the nation's leading producer of building limestone.

Iowa


In an average year, Iowa produces the most amount of corn on any state, and more than most whole countries.

Kansas


On average, Kansas produces more wheat than any other state. Nearly 1/5 of all wheat grown in the U.S. is grown in KS.

Kentucky


At more than $6 billion worth, the underground vault at Fort Knox has the largest amount of gold stated anywhere in the world.

Louisiana


Louisiana produced more than 90% of the domestic crawfish crop. More than 1,600 farmers produce crawlish in some 111,000 acres of ponds.

Maine


Maine has the lowest rate of incarceration per capita, a full 15 percent lower than the next lowest state, Minnesota.

Maryland


Maryland households are currently the wealthiest in the country, with a 2009 median household income of $69,272.

Massachusetts


Massachusetts is ranked by many as having edge energy policies in the country. It also ranks #1 for speeding tickets.

Michigan


Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world. It also has the largest number of public golf courses in the country.

Minnesota


The Mall of America, the largest mall in the U.S., generates nearly $2 billion in economic revenue for the entire state.

Mississippi


In 2010 Mississippi had the #1 obesity rate for the 5th year in a row. It also ranked the most generous state based on charitable donations versus income.

Missouri


Kansas City has more miles of freeway per capita that any metro area with over 1 million residents.

Montana


Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states.

Nebraska


Nebraska produces more commercial red meat than any other state.

Nevada


Nevada is #1 in teen pregnancies, home foreclosures, and meth use, but it also has more mountain ranges than any U.S. state.

New Hampshire


New Hampshire's State House is the oldest state Capitol in which a legislature still meets in its original chambers.

New Jersey


Considered the best state in the country to go solar, the average solar household in NJ makes $5.000 a year in SCREC money, just for having panels on the roof.

New Mexico


The palace of the governors is oldest continuosly used public building in the United States.

New York


New York boasts the biggest city in the country, by a long shot. The 5 boroughs are home to 118% more residents than the next largest metro area, Los Angeles.

North Carolina


NC leads in sweet potato productiom, supplying 40% of the annual U.S. production of the root vegetable.

North Dakota


North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state, with 1,412,300 pounds harvested in 2010.

Ohio


The buckeye state currently ranks first in the production of swiss cheese.

Okhlahoma


Has more man-made lakes (200) than any other state.

Oregon


OKCupid recently outed Oregon as the most gay curious state in the country. It also has the most ghost towns.

Pennsylvannia


State farm reports Pennsylvannia experiences more deer collisions than any other state.

Rhode Island


Rhode Island has the highest rate of marijuana use in the country (10.3 percent ) and alcohol use too (63.1 percent).

South Carolina


South Carolina has the largest Gingko farm in the world.

South Dakota


South Dakota is the home of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota tribes, which make up the Sioux Nation.

Tennesse


There are more horses per capita in Shelby County than any other county in the United States.

Texas


Texas has the most windy land area in the U.S. and therefore the most potential for wind energy development.

Utah


Utah has the highest literacy rate (94%), fastest growing job market, is the youngest state (median age 28), and has the lowest smoking rate (9.8%).

Vermont


One study recently found Vermont to be the nations smartest state based on 21 different factors.

Virginia


Virginia currently boasts the best high school in the nation, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.

Washington


The percentage of non-religious people in Washington is the highest of any state.

West Virginia


West Virginia is tops in toothlessness. It has the highest percentage of adults 65 and over who have had all of their natural teeth extracted (40.5%).

Wisconsin


Wisconsin has more skilled and licensed cheesemakers than any other stated.

Wyoming


Wyoming is the "gassiest" state. It has the highest usage of gasoline per capita.


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