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#8 OREGON

Looking for something to do in the Beaver State? Choose from hippy hip Portland or the other-worldly beauty of Crater Lake National Park. Air quality is among the best in the country. Oregonians are healthier than most Americans, with lower instances of obesity and diabetes. The state's improving health helped Oregon stage a sizable improvement from its 2012 ranking.

2013 Quality of Life Rank (Points): #8 (220)

2013 Overall Rank: #17

2012 Quality of Life Rank: #17


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