The 10 Best States To Raise A Family

WalletHub recently ranked all 50 states on family-friendliness. Using a number of factors, including median family income, childcare costs, percentage of families with kids, divorce rates, and violent crime per capita, they determined these are the Top 10 best states to raise a family:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. North Dakota
  3. Minnesota
  4. Nebraska
  5. New York
  6. Maine
  7. New Hampshire
  8. South Dakota
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Vermont

At the other end of the scale, the five worst states to raise a family, according to WalletHub’s research, are: New Mexico, Mississippi, West Virginia, Alabama, and Arkansas.