On Tuesday, WalletHub published a report that found which U.S. states are the best and the worst for working from home.
Under “work environment,” WalletHub looked at the share of remote workers before the pandemic, the share of potential telecommuters, households’ internet access and cybersecurity in each state.
Meanwhile, under “living environment,” WalletHub calculated each state’s: average retail price of electricity, access to low-priced internet plans, internet cost and median square footage per average number of persons in a household.
The “living environment” category also included calculations for each state’s share of detached housing units, average home square footage, share of homes with lot greater than 1,000 square feet and share of homes for sale with a swimming pool.
Using those measurements, WalletHub found that Delaware is the best state overall for remote work, while Alaska is the worst state overall.
Aside from the overall ranking, WalletHub also found that Colorado had the best “work environment” and North Dakota had the worst, while Georgia had the best “living environment” and Hawaii had the worst.
To see the top 10 overall rankings, here are the best and worst states -- including Washington, D.C. -- for working from home, according to WalletHub.
Best States for Remote Work
2. North Carolina
4. New Hampshire
7. New Jersey
Worst States for Remote Work
49. North Dakota
44. New Mexico
42. West Virginia