Anyone with kids will tell you that there are a lot of things to consider when deciding where you want to raise your family. While a lot of people may stick to the state they grew up in, they may do better moving to another state, and a new report reveals which ones they may want to consider.
WalletHub looked at all 50 states in the U.S., judging them on 49 different factors to determine which are the best and worst states in the country to raise a family. They looked at such key factors as cost of housing, share of families with young children, quality of local schools, and healthcare, as well as if there are opportunities for fun and recreation.
So, what state should you pick up and move to if you want to do the best by your fam? Minnesota tops the list, with an overall score of 65.32 out of 100, getting high marks for health and safety and socioeconomic rank, and landing in the Top Ten for education and childcare and affordability.
Top Ten Best States To Raise A Family In the U.S.
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- New York
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
On the flipside, New Mexico is considered worst state in the U.S. to raise a kid, with a total score of just 31.69, coming in dead last for socioeconomic rank and second-to-last for education.
The Ten Worst States To Raise A Family In the U.S.
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
Click here to see where your state falls on the list.