I don't know about you, but I sure love being a Texan.  I think we live in one of the greatest states in this country.  For the most part people are friendly and courteous.

I still love the fact that when you're driving down a back road and you pass someone they still wave.  That's a good thing in my book.  However, according to a new study, Texas may not be the safest place to live.

WalletHub conducted a study about the safest states to live in the country and Texas our Texas came in at #47.  That's not a good thing at all.

How did they determine which states were safe and which states weren't?  WalletHub used these 4 key factors to determine the safety of each state, personal and residential safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety and emergency preparedness.

Also found in the study:

Safety in Texas (1=Safest; 25=Avg.)

  • 27th – Murders & Non-Negligent Manslaughters per Capita
  • 29th – Assaults per Capita
  • 42nd – Loss Amounts from Climate Disasters per Capita
  • 32nd – Fatal Occupational Injuries per 100,000 Full-Time Workers
  • 37th – Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
  • 21st – Law-Enforcement Employees per Capita
  • 38th – Sex Offenders per Capita
  • 50th – Share of Uninsured Population

The safest state in the country is Vermont, with Mississippi coming in last.

Source: WalletHub