Best states for raising a family

Moms NoVa

2017-02-22-2For anyone considering a move out of state, here’s a ranking of 2017’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family by WalletHub, a personal finance site.

In order to determine the best states in which to put down family roots, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 40 key indicators of family-friendliness. Our data set ranges from “median family salary” to “housing affordability” to “unemployment rate.”

Best States for Families Worst States for Families
1North Dakota42Alabama
2New Hampshire43West Virginia
3Vermont44Georgia
4Minnesota45Arizona
5Nebraska46Alaska
6Massachusetts47Nevada
7New Jersey48Louisiana
8Iowa49District of Columbia
9Connecticut50Mississippi
10South Dakota51New Mexico

Best vs. Worst

  • Wyoming has the highest median family annual income (adjusted for cost of living), $79,732, which is 1.7 times…

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