Best States No. 1: Virginia
Virginia, according to CRN's analysis, is the best state in which to live. It's ranked No. 22 for overall cost of living (tied with North Carolina), putting it roughly in the middle of all states. The state is No. 23 for individual income taxes (5.8 percent) and No. 17 for sales taxes (5.0 percent).
The Old Dominion state is ranked No. 7 for median household income ($61,882), and it has an 8.2 percent poverty rate.
Virginia is ranked No. 29 for the percentage of online households (79.8 percent), and it's ranked No. 7 for its crime rate. The median age of its 8,185,867 residents is a young 37.6.