Connecticut residents are faring best in a new report. In the third annual "Measure of America" report by the Social Science Research Council, people in Connecticut did the best when it comes to life expectancy, school enrollment and median personal income. Those three factors were calculated to find the American Human Development Index.
After Connecticut, the top 5 ranking goes to Massachusetts, New Jersey, the District of Columbia and Maryland. The group says in an age of data at people's fingertips, they want to tell the story of how people not just the economy are doing.
In terms of median income, Middlesex County finished first in the state followed by Fairfield, Litchfield, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham counties. The education index was led by Fairfield County. This area was followed by Tolland, Middlesex, Litchfield, Hartford, New London and Windam counties. Health indicators were not broken down by county.
The complete report can be viewed here.