Ah what an awesome site (pun intended). Here you can find maps that predict the fallout that each state can experience if a nuclear war were to happen today.
As you can see, most sites of detonations are around major cities, so if you’re well outside a major city, you should be alright provided that the winds don’t blow towards you. Oh, and you can’t live in Rhode Island. You have no chance there.
New Hampshire looks like it’s the safest place to live, but still, you gotta be in the mountains, and not by the cities.
I really like the giant cluster of fallout that happens around missile silos. Like in Montana, they do a good job explaining why that will happen, and what it comes down to is protection, many missiles are next to each other so that means that a strike can only happen on one at a time, leaving many more to fire out at the enemy. There are 6 states that are classified as major fallout producers, with Wyoming getting in on the action too, but not above the limit apparently.
There’s tons of information there, and you could stay occupied for hours, or I could anyway. Check it out, and remember, the world could end tomorrow, so it’s best to memorize these maps.