Massachusetts Among Best States to Grow Old In

Massachusetts has placed fifth on 24/7 Wall Street’s list of the “Best States to Grow Old In.”

The financial news and opinion company determined its best and worst states to grow old in list on income, health, education, and environment data on each state’s elderly population. 24/7 Wall Street says in Massachusetts, 8.5% of residents aged 65 and older live below the poverty line, well below the 9.2% elderly poverty rate nationwide.

At the top of the “Best States” list is New Hampshire, followed by Vermont, Minnesota, Virginia, and Massachusetts.

24/7 Wall Street says the five worst states to grow old in are Mississippi, West Virginia, Alaska, Louisiana, and Arkansas.


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