Californians are likely proud of Hollywood, but probably not that proud of the air pollution problems some of their cities face. Idahoans no doubt are proud of their potato production, but also unhappy of their state’s history of hate groups. Residents of every state have at least one aspect of their home they can be proud of, but also at least one they would rather forget.
Not all states are created equal. Some are home to major metropolises rich with culture and commerce. Others are blessed with natural resources, beautiful natural monuments, parks, and waterways. Some states have healthy populations; in others, important historical events unfolded; while highly positive social or economic factors are the main attraction of others.
The other side of this coin is that some states are devoid of resources or culture; in some states the populations are struggling due to poor economic conditions or pollution; or the histories of some states include events residents would prefer be left out of the history books.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed many data sets and state facts to identify the best and worst feature of every state.