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Fiscally-responsible 24/7, 365

November 26, 2013

24/7 Wall St. just released its 50-state analysis and Iowa nabs the number three spot for best-managed states in the U.S. The organization researches the financial health of each state, the government services provided and standard of living of its residents. With low unemployment, a fiscally-responsible approach to the state budget and an envious quality-of-life, it's no wonder we're leading the pack. Below are some of the financial numbers. USA Today produced a great chart as well.


  • Debt per capita: $2,478 (15th lowest)
  • Budget deficit: 2.5% (41st largest)
  • Unemployment: 5.2% (tied-5th lowest)
  • Median household income: $50,957 (23rd highest)
  • Pct. below poverty line: 12.7% (14th lowest)

-Kathy A.



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