When it comes to providing a safe and affordable place to raise kids, not all states are created equal. A new study reveals the best state to raise a family in 2019—and it might surprise you.
WalletHub compared all 50 states using 49 different key indicators of family-friendliness. These indicators included more obvious factors such as median income, affordable housing and childcare costs, but also factors such as divorce rate and the number of families with young kids.
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These are the best states to raise a family, according to WalletHub:
10 Best States to Raise a Family
3. North Dakota
5. New Hampshire
6. New York
8. New Jersey
9. Rhode Island
10 Worst States to Raise a Family
As with any ranking, someone has to come in last. Here are the 10 states that came in last on WalletHub’s ranking.
43. South Carolina
47. West Virginia
50. New Mexico
Check out WalletHub’s full list of rankings by state at its website.