The Best and Worst States for Retirees

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45. Washington
> Population: 7.6 million
> Population 65+: 15.9% — 8th lowest (total: 1,207,685)
> National parks and historic sites: 15
> Avg. hours of full-sun per day: 4 hours 4 minutes — 11th lowest (tied)
> Adults 65+ who volunteer: 36.8% — 7th highest
> Adults 65+ in good or excellent health: 47.9% — 7th highest
> Cost of living: 8.4% higher than the national average — 6th highest

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44. Nevada
> Population: 3.1 million
> Population 65+: 16.2% — 17th lowest (total: 498,219)
> National parks and historic sites: 4
> Avg. hours of full-sun per day: 5 hours 1 minutes — 6th highest
> Adults 65+ who volunteer: 24.1% — 10th lowest
> Adults 65+ in good or excellent health: 36.2% — 10th lowest
> Cost of living: 2.6% lower than the national average — 20th highest

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43. Colorado
> Population: 5.8 million
> Population 65+: 14.7% — 5th lowest (total: 845,378)
> National parks and historic sites: 13
> Avg. hours of full-sun per day: 4 hours 50 minutes — 9th highest
> Adults 65+ who volunteer: 31.7% — 25th highest
> Adults 65+ in good or excellent health: 51.1% — 3rd highest
> Cost of living: 1.9% higher than the national average — 13th highest

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42. Georgia
> Population: 10.6 million
> Population 65+: 14.3% — 4th lowest (total: 1,523,192)
> National parks and historic sites: 11
> Avg. hours of full-sun per day: 4 hours 48 minutes — 11th highest
> Adults 65+ who volunteer: 19.7% — 2nd lowest
> Adults 65+ in good or excellent health: 36.2% — 10th lowest
> Cost of living: 6.8% lower than the national average — 24th lowest

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41. California
> Population: 39.5 million
> Population 65+: 14.8% — 6th lowest (total: 5,834,998)
> National parks and historic sites: 28
> Avg. hours of full-sun per day: 5 hours 21 minutes — 2nd highest
> Adults 65+ who volunteer: 23.3% — 9th lowest
> Adults 65+ in good or excellent health: 44.4% — 18th highest
> Cost of living: 16.4% higher than the national average — 2nd highest