Happy 4th of July, Seattle! Today is the day we celebrate our freedom from the British crown and everything it means to be American. What’s more, it turns out that Washington is one of the most independent or self sufficient states in the nation.
WalletHub’s newest ranking compares all 50 states based on five sources of dependancy. Those sources are consumer finances, the government, the job market, international trade and personal vices. They were then broken down into 39 key indicators of independence in order to figure out which states are the most self sufficient.