There is more than just corn in the Cornhusker State, which offers relatively low crime, clean air, and apparently a relatively stress-free lifestyle—heart disease and high blood pressure here are well below the national average. Improving health and a declining crime rate helped Nebraska mount a solid improvement in quality of life this year.
2013 Quality of Life Rank (Points): #4 (228)
2013 Overall Rank: #4
2012 Quality of Life Rank: #13