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Study: Move out of your mom's basement and into North Dakota, Minnesota

Minnesota State Capitol. Forum News Service file photo

WASHINGTON — Are you a millennial looking to move out of your mom's basement? Then Minnesota or North Dakota may be the state for you.

A recent study by personal-finance website WalletHub ranked Minnesota and North Dakota as two of the best states for millennials.

Minnesota ranked as the fourth best state, and scored third-highest for quality of life, which was based on the share of millennials in the state, singles-friendliness and family-friendliness. Minnesota also scored highly on affordability, coming in at No. 7.

North Dakota ranked as the 12th best state for millennials. The state ranked No. 1 in affordability.

According to WalletHub, North Dakota has the second highest percent of millennials living in the state compared with other states around the country.

North Dakota also has the lowest millennial unemployment rate and the lowest percent of millennials who are living with their parents.

The study compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia on affordability, education and health, quality of life, economic health and civic engagement.

Massachusetts was ranked the No. 1 state for millennials.

West Virginia snagged the lowest ranking, coming in at the bottom for the quality of life, economic health and civic engagement ranks.