Each state was ranked 1 to 50 in four categories:
- Millennial Unemployment Rate
- Average Student Loan Debt
- Millennial Home Ownership
- Percent Of Millennials Living In Poverty
All four categories were then averaged together, each weighted equally. The higher score in each category, the lower the rank. For example, 43% of Utah millennials own a home, the highest of any state, earning them a #1 rank for home ownership.