Are you looking to make a move in 2021? Before you start packing your bags, you’ll want to check out WalletHub’s findings on the best and worst states to raise a family.
Personal finance website, WalletHub compared all 50 states across 52 key indicators of family-friendliness, including housing affordability, life expectancy, annual family income, neighborhood support and unemployment rates. So who won out in the end?
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According to findings, the top 5 best states to live in are:
3. North Dakota
4. New York
On the flip side, WalletHub also determined the lowest ranking states which include
50. New Mexico
48. West Virginia
WalletHub coordinated with a panel of experts to discuss issues that include child development and how it’s influenced by the state a family lives in and what things to consider when setting down roots. The super detailed study compared all 50 states across five key dimensions: Family Fun, Health and Safety, Education and Child Care, Affordability and Socio-economics.
Finally, WalletHub used 52 relevant metrics that was graded on a 100-point scale, with indicating the most favorable conditions for family life. The super detailed study can be fund on the WalletHub website.