When it comes to your home state there's always at least one thing worth bragging about...at least one thing you'd rather avoid talking about. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed a bunch of data from across the country to determine the best (and worst) features of each state.

Let's start with the good!

Iowa has had a remarkably stable economy over the years. While national unemployment rose above 10% after the housing crisis, Iowa unemployment topped out at 6.6%. And the unemployment rate in Iowa has held steady at around 4.5%, one of the best in the U.S.

And now for the not so good:

Despite the immense popularity of RAGBRAI each summer, Iowa isn't very kind to bicyclists. Iowa actually has five of the 10 most dangerous cities to bike in, including Waterloo (#7).


Waterloo's made efforts to improve city biking conditions lately, so hopefully we won't be on this list for much longer.

Check out the entire list here.

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