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From the Heart of Dixie (Alabama) to the Equality State (Wyoming), how does your state rank among the rest? State Rankings 2015: A Statistical View of America

May 7, 2015

Washington, DC Which state ranks first in per-capita personal income? Which one has the highest crime rate? Which state has the highest percentage of its population graduated from high school? Finding answers to questions like these can take a lot of research and time—unless the researcher has access to the new State Rankings 2015: A Statistical View of America, published annually by CQ Press.

Designed with the researcher in mind, State Rankings 2015 provides comprehensive state statistics over a broad range of key economic, educational, health-oriented, public safety, and environmental areas, making it easy to compare states to each other and against itself over time. The 566 tables provided in State Rankings 2015 compare every state and Washington, D.C., in the following general areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Crime and Law
  • Enforcement
  • Defense
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy and Environment
  • Geography
  • Government Finances
  • Health
  • Households and Housing
  • Population
  • Social Welfare
  • Transportation

The experienced research team that compiles State Rankings 2015: A Statistical View of America each year has updated these rankings using a range of sources that are included in each table, and a detailed introduction and methodology section provides context to the data. Because it contains so many useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research, this is a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world.

Kathleen O’Leary Morgan has served in a number of media and legislative liaison positions with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Scott Morgan is an attorney who served as chief counsel to Sen. Robert Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign.


State Rankings 2015: A Statistical View of America
June 2015                                  624 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-4833-8505-1            Cloth $160.00
ISBN: 978-1-4833-8504-4            Paper: $100.00

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