The New York Times composed a map ranking the hardest and easiest counties in which to live in the United States.
In assembling these rankings, the Times examined the percentage of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, median household income, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity.
Long Island fared well overall, though apparently Nassau is an easier county to live in than Suffolk.
Here’s how Long Island fared:
- Overall rank 63 out of 3,135
- Median Income $97,049
- College education 41.4 percent
- Unemployment 7. percent
- Disability .5 percent
- Life expectancy 81.6 years
- Obesity: 30 percent
- Overall rank 208 out of 3,135
- Median Income: $87,778
- College education 32.6 percent
- Unemployment 7.6 percent
- Disability .7 percent
- Life expectancy 80.2 years
- Obesity: 33 percent
Do you think Long Island is an easy place to live? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments.