Montana ranks in the top ten best states for millennials to live and work. In fact, it seems millennials would fare best in western states.

As a group, 23-38 years old earn less and have less assets than their parents did a generation ago. However, where they live can make a huge difference in their quality of life, reports Zippa.com

After finding the states where it is worst to be a millennial, Zippa.com decided to shine some light on states where millennials are thriving.

The 10 Best States For Millennials are: Utah, Iowa, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Montana.

Of the top 10 states, only New Hampshire is on a coast. The reasons for the Western states’ line-up are low cost of living and high rates of home ownership.

To determine the ranking Zippa.com looked at Millennial Unemployment Rate, Average Student Loan Debt, Millennial Home Ownership, Percent Of Millennials Living In Poverty.

The analysis stated about Montana, “Montana is sometimes referred to as ‘The Last Best Place.’ which seems fitting as end our top 10. Montana has a lot to offer millennials. The low millennial unemployment and low average student loan debt and definitely help millennials thrive.”

The 10 worst states for millennials: District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, Florida, North Carolina, California, South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.