CNBC recently compiled a list of the worst states to live in by collecting data points based on quality of life factors such as violent crime rates, area attractions, health care, and environmental quality.
Tennessee was ranked as the fourth worst state to live in. Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas are the three states below Tennessee. Citing that Tennessee has the fifth highest violent crime rate in the nation and a high rate of premature deaths (for every 100,000 people, almost 9,500 die before the age of 75), CNBC gives Tennessee an F Grade for Quality of Life.
On the upside, CNBC writes Tennessee’s strengths include its attractions and air quality.
See the complete list here.