Millennials we take a lot of heat. I know you’ve heard the stereotypes-entitled, parentally dependent, emotionally fragile. But it also hasn’t been easy, so you can’t place all the blame on us. And if you’re reading this in one of the Carolina’s then it really hasn’t been easy. In fact, North Carolina and South Carolina both rank in the bottom half of states for millennials. This is according to a new study by Wallethub.

Millennials are currently the largest generation, with a population of around 80 million. This means that millennials have a huge influence on American culture and consumption. But statistically, most are economically worse off than their parents.

The millennial experience is not the same everywhere. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine where this generation has thrived and struggled. They examined each state and DC across 34 key metrics to determine the best and worst states for millennials. Both Carolinas ranked in the bottom half making them two of the worst states.

Keep reading to see where North Carolina millennials ranked.

  • 1. Washington

    Seattle

    Total Score: 67.45

    Affordability: 6

    Education & Health: 17

    Quality of Life: 2

    Economic Health: 3

    Civic Engagement: 6

     

  • 2. District of Columbia

    Total Score: 65.34

    Affordability: 27

    Education & Health: 2

    Quality of Life: 1

    Economic Health: 26

    Civic Engagement: 15

  • 3. Massachusetts

    Total Score: 63.72

    Affordability: 25

    Education & Health: 3

    Quality of Life: 4

    Economic Health: 17

    Civic Engagement: 22

  • 4. Utah

    Total Score: 62.90

    Affordability: 20

    Education & Health: 7

    Quality of Life: 9

    Economic Health: 1

    Civic Engagement: 30

  • 5. Illinois

    Illinois

    Total Score: 60.28

    Affordability: 2

    Education & Health: 4

    Quality of Life: 8

    Economic Health: 46

    Civic Engagement: 18

  • 6. Minnesota

    Total Score: 60.22

    Affordability: 12

    Education & Health: 16

    Quality of Life: 6

    Economic Health: 18

    Civic Engagement: 27

  • 7. Oregon

    Total Score: 58.90

    Affordability: 34

    Education & Health: 14

    Quality of Life: 16

    Economic Health: 14

    Civic Engagement: 2

  • 8. Wisconsin

    Total Score: 58.68

    Affordability: 21

    Education & Health: 24

    Quality of Life: 12

    Economic Health: 31

    Civic Engagement: 1

  • 9. Virginia

    Total Score: 57.82

    Affordability: 39

    Education & Health: 15

    Quality of Life: 10

    Economic Health: 20

    Civic Engagement: 3

  • 10. Colorado

    Denver Colorado

    Total Score: 57.55

    Affordability: 49

    Education & Health: 23

    Quality of Life: 5

    Economic Health: 10

    Civic Engagement: 9

  • 11. Nebraska

    Total Score: 57.09

    Affordability: 32

    Education & Health: 27

    Quality of Life: 13

    Economic Health: 12

    Civic Engagement: 10

  • 12. Iowa

    Total Score: 56.59

    Affordability: 5

    Education & Health: 25

    Quality of Life: 23

    Economic Health: 29

    Civic Engagement: 5

  • 13. Pennsylvania

    Total Score: 56.41

    Affordability: 19

    Education & Health: 21

    Quality of Life: 17

    Economic Health: 32

    Civic Engagement: 7

  • 14. California

    Total Score: 56.19

    Affordability: 40

    Education & Health: 19

    Quality of Life: 7

    Economic Health: 22

    Civic Engagement: 21

  • 15. Vermont

    Vermont

    Total Score: 55.80

    Affordability: 48

    Education & Health: 10

    Quality of Life: 18

    Economic Health: 11

    Civic Engagement: 14

  • 16. South Dakota

    Total Score: 55.50

    Affordability: 7

    Education & Health: 18

    Quality of Life: 25

    Economic Health: 6

    Civic Engagement: 41

  • 17. Maine

    Total Score: 55.33

    Affordability: 46

    Education & Health: 11

    Quality of Life: 30

    Economic Health: 8

    Civic Engagement: 4

  • 18. New York

    Total Score: 55.03

    Affordability: 8

    Education & Health: 12

    Quality of Life: 3

    Economic Health: 49

    Civic Engagement: 47

  • 19. New Hampshire

    Total Score: 54.33

    Affordability: 42

    Education & Health: 13

    Quality of Life: 22

    Economic Health: 5

    Civic Engagement: 37

  • 20. Connecticut

    Connecticut

    Total Score: 53.79

    Affordability: 35

    Education & Health: 6

    Quality of Life: 21

    Economic Health: 45

    Civic Engagement: 12

  • 21. Ohio

    Total Score: 53.68

    Affordability: 4

    Education & Health: 28

    Quality of Life: 24

    Economic Health: 40

    Civic Engagement: 11

  • 22. Texas

    Total Score: 52.92

    Affordability: 9

    Education & Health: 51

    Quality of Life: 11

    Economic Health: 16

    Civic Engagement: 26

  • 23. North Dakota

    Total Score: 52.69

    Affordability: 13

    Education & Health: 36

    Quality of Life: 15

    Economic Health: 13

    Civic Engagement: 39

  • 24. Michigan

    Total Score: 52.38

    Affordability: 3

    Education & Health: 20

    Quality of Life: 35

    Economic Health: 42

    Civic Engagement: 13

  • 25. Arizona

    Arizona

    Total Score: 52.35

    Affordability: 26

    Education & Health: 37

    Quality of Life: 32

    Economic Health: 4

    Civic Engagement: 19

  • 26. Rhode Island

    Total Score: 52.34

    Affordability: 47

    Education & Health: 5

    Quality of Life: 19

    Economic Health: 9

    Civic Engagement: 46

  • 27. Idaho

    Total Score: 52.15

    Affordability: 31

    Education & Health: 22

    Quality of Life: 42

    Economic Health: 2

    Civic Engagement: 35

  • 28. North Carolina

    Total Score: 51.63

    Affordability: 17

    Education & Health: 29

    Quality of Life: 33

    Economic Health: 23

    Civic Engagement: 20

  • 29. New Jersey

    Total Score: 51.33

    Affordability: 36

    Education & Health: 8

    Quality of Life: 14

    Economic Health: 39

    Civic Engagement: 42

  • 30. Tennessee

    Tennessee

    Total Score: 50.68

    Affordability: 11

    Education & Health: 33

    Quality of Life: 39

    Economic Health: 19

    Civic Engagement: 23

  • 31. Maryland

    Total Score: 50.67

    Affordability: 44

    Education & Health: 9

    Quality of Life: 20

    Economic Health: 34

    Civic Engagement: 38

  • 32. Kansas

    Total Score: 50.41

    Affordability: 29

    Education & Health: 30

    Quality of Life: 36

    Economic Health: 25

    Civic Engagement: 8

  • 33. Hawaii

    Total Score: 49.78

    Affordability: 51

    Education & Health: 1

    Quality of Life: 31

    Economic Health: 27

    Civic Engagement: 29

  • 34. Montana

    Total Score: 49.55

    Affordability: 38

    Education & Health: 32

    Quality of Life: 29

    Economic Health: 7

    Civic Engagement: 36

  • 35. Missouri

    Missouri

    Total Score: 49.14

    Affordability: 1

    Education & Health: 44

    Quality of Life: 26

    Economic Health: 21

    Civic Engagement: 43

  • 36. Indiana

    Total Score: 48.25

    Affordability: 16

    Education & Health: 35

    Quality of Life: 38

    Economic Health: 33

    Civic Engagement: 24

  • 37. Florida

    Total Score: 47.70

    Affordability: 37

    Education & Health: 41

    Quality of Life: 28

    Economic Health: 15

    Civic Engagement: 33

  • 38. Georgia

    Total Score: 46.42

    Affordability: 15

    Education & Health: 43

    Quality of Life: 40

    Economic Health: 37

    Civic Engagement: 28

  • 39. Delaware

    Total Score: 45.46

    Affordability: 28

    Education & Health: 26

    Quality of Life: 41

    Economic Health: 24

    Civic Engagement: 45

  • 40. Wyoming

    Wyoming

    Total Score: 43.44

    Affordability: 41

    Education & Health: 34

    Quality of Life: 37

    Economic Health: 35

    Civic Engagement: 40

  • 41. Alabama

    Total Score: 42.02

    Affordability: 14

    Education & Health: 48

    Quality of Life: 49

    Economic Health: 38

    Civic Engagement: 25

  • 42. Kentucky

    Total Score: 41.94

    Affordability: 10

    Education & Health: 39

    Quality of Life: 45

    Economic Health: 36

    Civic Engagement: 44

  • 43. Oklahoma

    Total Score: 41.63

    Affordability: 23

    Education & Health: 50

    Quality of Life: 44

    Economic Health: 41

    Civic Engagement: 31

  • 44. Alaska

    Total Score: 41.57

    Affordability: 50

    Education & Health: 40

    Quality of Life: 27

    Economic Health: 48

    Civic Engagement: 16

  • 45. South Carolina

    South Carolina

    Total Score: 40.76

    Affordability: 18

    Education & Health: 31

    Quality of Life: 48

    Economic Health: 28

    Civic Engagement: 51

  • 46. Nevada

    Total Score: 39.86

    Affordability: 45

    Education & Health: 46

    Quality of Life: 34

    Economic Health: 30

    Civic Engagement: 49

  • 47. Louisiana

    Total Score: 45

    Affordability: 22

    Education & Health: 45

    Quality of Life: 43

    Economic Health: 50

    Civic Engagement: 32

  • 48. Arkansas

    Total Score: 37.40

    Affordability: 32

    Education & Health: 49

    Quality of Life: 47

    Economic Health: 47

    Civic Engagement: 34

  • 49. New Mexico

    Total Score: 36.28

    Affordability: 43

    Education & Health: 42

    Quality of Life: 46

    Economic Health: 44

    Civic Engagement: 48

  • 50. West Virginia

    West Virginia

    Total Score: 35.53

    Affordability: 24

    Education & Health: 38

    Quality of Life: 51

    Economic Health: 43

    Civic Engagement: 49

  • 51. Mississippi

    Total Score: 34.94

    Affordability: 30

    Education & Health: 47

    Quality of Life: 50

    Economic Health: 51

    Civic Engagement: 17

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