2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family
WalletHub, Jan 7, 2019
Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state. And the reasons for moving are often similar: career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or a general desire to change settings.
But wants and needs don’t always align in a particular state. For instance, a state might offer a low income-tax rate but have a subpar education system. However, families do not need to make these kinds of tradeoffs. They can avoid such problems by knowing which states offer the best combination of qualities that matter most to parents and their kids.
To help with the evaluation process, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 49 key indicators of family-friendliness. Their data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment rate.
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- 28 -- Overall Rank (1 = Best)
- 50.79 -- Total Score
- 25--‘Family Fun’ Rank
- 15--‘Health & Safety’ Rank
- 28--‘Education & Child Care’ Rank
- 39--‘Affordability’ Rank
- 14--‘Socio-economics’ Rank
- 49 – Affordable Housing
- 47—Families with Young Kids
- 5—Divorce Rate