Congratulations! Washington was rated the number one state in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The publication has ranked the states according to more than 70 metrics including health care, education, economy, and other infrastructure.

What an honor! This is the second year in a row the Evergreen State has received the highest ranking. Governor Inslee took a visit to the Tri-Cites on Tuesday and tweeted his delight.

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How fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful state. We have everything from beautiful mountains, and waterfalls to national sports teams, and wineries. We truly hit the jackpot in residing in this beautiful state.

Recently, Townsquare Media Tri-Cities began recognizing local businesses for our inaugural Townie Awards 2021.

The Townies are our way of honoring some of the local businesses that help define the unique character of the Tri-Cities community.

Blessed to be back in the beautiful Tri-Cities, even though we're still in a pandemic. We're making progress. People are getting vaccinated. Businesses are open at 25% capacity.

With Spring around the corner, I am looking forward to experiencing MUCH more of Washington. I cannot wait to see Mount Rainier, go camping, and visit Seattle's Space Needle, and Public Market. Can you believe I've NEVER been?

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READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.