Wait, what?

I was surprised when I looked at Wallethub's list for best states to live in and found that Illinois is number 18, outranking Missouri (which lands at number 31), for the best state to live in. They determined the best states to live in on 52 factors including cost of living, income growth, education rate and the quality of hospitals. So, a lot was taken into account when the list was put together. The map shows all the findings from the website, and if you're thinking about moving to a different state, you might want to take a sneak peek at

Illinois has the most restaurants per capita, and not ranked as one of the lowest or even highest crime rate states. Missouri is not on those lists either. The experts on Wallhub's website say when you are looking for a new place to live in, especially a new state, that you need to take into consideration popularity of the state, financial factors on where to live in the state, and state policymakers. I know when we were looking for a new home, we thought about moving out of Illinois, but it would have been a nightmare to get to work in Quincy early in the morning, so for us it was convenience and location. Plus, my girls want to be a Quincy Blue Devil.

Thankfully for all of us, there are 50 states to choose from, I wonder if one of the 52 factors was weather, Because I can tell you this, that this momma is not living in -20-degree weather for months, humidity year-round, and sky-high temperatures. I'm a delicate flower...LOL

LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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