CFED Scorecard

CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Overall Performance
Overall and Issue Area Outcome Ranks

The Scorecard assesses states on the financial security and economic opportunity of households on 61 outcome measures. On 56 of the 61 measures, states are compared to each other and ranked. Measures in each issue area are averaged, ranked and graded. To calculate a state’s overall outcome rank, the state’s ranks for each individual outcome are averaged to generate an overall score. The lower the overall score, the better the state's overall performance in the Scorecard. The overall score for the states is then ranked from 1 to 51. Individual issue area outcome ranks are calculated using roughly the same methodology as overall ranks – individual measure ranks are summed and averaged within the issue area to generate an score for that issue area, upon which the states are ranked.

By Issue Area
StateOverallFinancial Assets & IncomeBusinesses & JobsHousing & HomeownershipHealth CareEducation
Alabama 50 50 46 29 34 49
Alaska 11 2 11 7 23 37
Arizona 42 38 43 21 50 40
Arkansas 39 46 39 14 25 45
California 33 29 23 44 42 28
Colorado 9 16 3 18 35 8
Connecticut 23 12 38 47 8 6
Delaware 18 20 23 23 3 19
District of Columbia 27 37 10 38 11 29
Florida 40 35 41 41 49 30
Georgia 49 48 42 42 48 42
Hawaii 5 6 4 31 1 14
Idaho 21 21 14 2 36 37
Illinois 29 31 27 42 27 22
Indiana 30 32 32 23 24 31
Iowa 7 7 33 3 6 15
Kansas 20 24 25 10 31 18
Kentucky 44 46 47 31 18 43
Louisiana 46 49 29 40 43 46
Maine 12 19 9 35 6 16
Maryland 22 22 25 39 22 10
Massachusetts 14 15 19 48 4 3
Michigan 28 30 31 20 14 34
Minnesota 6 1 20 9 21 12
Mississippi 51 51 49 26 38 50
Missouri 31 34 36 22 25 22
Montana 15 17 7 8 47 20
Nebraska 13 13 40 5 27 11
Nevada 48 38 47 46 37 44
New Hampshire 3 4 4 27 10 2
New Jersey 25 26 16 49 29 4
New Mexico 47 41 50 25 45 48
New York 32 28 13 50 17 24
North Carolina 38 36 45 28 46 32
North Dakota 2 3 2 11 13 5
Ohio 36 33 37 37 9 35
Oklahoma 34 41 16 13 43 39
Oregon 26 18 15 44 32 26
Pennsylvania 24 25 28 33 11 27
Rhode Island 35 23 22 50 20 33
South Carolina 45 44 51 17 30 47
South Dakota 17 11 21 12 33 25
Tennessee 43 45 35 35 39 36
Texas 41 43 33 16 51 41
Utah 8 5 18 6 40 6
Vermont 1 8 6 15 2 1
Virginia 19 26 8 18 41 13
Washington 10 10 12 34 18 9
West Virginia 37 40 44 3 5 51
Wisconsin 16 9 30 29 14 17
Wyoming 4 14 1 1 16 21

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