Arkansas ranks third to last in new report

Freed AM Corp. News


The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas near the bottom on a list ranking states.

Arkansas was ranked 48th overall on the list. The publication said the list is based on a national survey of more than 11,000 people and with data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and numerous other sources.

Arkansas is ranked last for health care, 39th for education, 48th in crime and 45th in infrastructure.

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington were all ranked in the top five.

Mississippi which is ranked 49th and Louisiana which is ranked 50th are the only states ranked lower than Arkansas.

Despite Tuesday’s over poor ranking of the Natural State; one city remains highly ranked. Fayetteville was ranked the 5th best city in the U.S. to live in, according to U.S. News is a separate ranking released last month.