Massachusetts is a great place to live.

One of the many things that makes the state magical is its picturesque landscapes. From sandy Cape Cod beaches to the beautiful Boston skyline, all the way to the lush green mountains of the Berkshires, there is something for everyone.

One of Massachusetts' biggest priorities is keeping our land beautiful for years to come and a commitment to that means progression in environmental safety and energy efficiency.

While both environmental protection and energy efficiency can seem like daunting and sometimes inconvenient tasks, Massachusetts is actually thriving in both.

Fun Fact: October is National Energy Efficiency Month. To mark that, Wallet Hub has released its report of 2023's most and least energy-efficient states and there is great news for Massachusetts. We knocked it out of the park.

Massachusetts is the Second Most Energy Efficient State in the U.S.

In a study of the lower 48 states, Massachusetts ranked as the second most energy-efficient state. The Bay State ranked number one in vehicle-fuel efficiency, eighth in home energy efficiency, and ninth in transportation efficiency. Utah was ranked the number one most energy-efficient state in the country.

Check out the top ten below:

  1. Utah
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Vermont
  4. New York
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Minnesota
  7. California
  8. Colorado
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Washington

The study ranked the following states and the 10 least energy-efficient:

  • Wyoming
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Louisiana
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • West Virginia
  • South Carolina

In order to gauge the impact of doing more with less energy, WalletHub measured the efficiency of auto- and home-energy consumption in all states with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

Gallery Credit: Hannah Lang

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