How Does New Jersey Rank for States That Are Falling Apart?
When we hear about state rankings, we normally cringe. After all, New Jersey never does well on these lists. So, how do we rank when it comes to states that are falling apart?
Each state was researched in categories like road and bridge conditions and average commute time and the results were published by 24/7 Wall St. in the form of a list, states that are most falling apart to states least falling apart. Guess where New Jersey landed.
You don't even need to know the data to figure out we didn't do well. So, just how badly did the Garden State do? How about #5? Yes, we re the fifth most 'falling apart' state in the nation.
Here are some of the rankings that got us there...
Roads in poor condition. (16.8%) That's the 4th highest in the nation.
Average travel time to work. (32.1 minutes) That's the 3rd highest in America.
And how about our neighboring states? Pennsylvania comes in at #7 and New York is #9. Definitely not great rankings, but certainly better than ours. For the record, the state that ranked #1 was Rhode Island, and the least 'falling apart' state was Nevada.