Where are the hardest places to live in the U.S.? Not anywhere near Puget Sound, apparently. Over the weekend the New York Times measured every county in the country along six data points (education, median household income, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity) and came up with a ranking.
Out of 3,135 counties, here's how we did...
King County - 135th
Snohomish County - 464th
Pierce County - 1,370th
Skagit County - 960th
Island County - 257th
Whatcom County - 428th
Kitsap County - 612th
Washington's lowest-rated county was Grays Harbor, which came in 2,612th. Low eduction and high unemployment rates were key contributors.
· Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? [NY Times]