Massachusetts Ranked #1 as Best State to Raise a Family

by | Feb 3, 2022 | Children |

WalletHub did a study ranking the best and worst states to raise a family in 2022… and Massachusetts came in at the top of the list at #1.

In addition to ranking #1 overall, Massachusetts also ranked #3 for education and child care, #6 for affordability, #9 for family fun, #10 for healthy and safety, and #21 for socio-economics. More specifically, it ranked #4 for lowest infant mortality rate.

The study compared the 50 states across 52 key indicators of family-friendliness, including:

  • Highest median family income
  • Most affordable housing
  • Lowest child care cost
  • Most families with young kids
  • Lowest infant mortality rate
  • Fewest violent crimes per capita
  • Lowest % of families in poverty
  • Lowest separation and divorce rate

After Massachusetts comes Minnesota at #2 as the best state to raise a family, North Dakota at #3, New York at #4, and Vermont at #5. New Mexico landed at the bottom of the list at #50, making it the worst state to raise a family in.

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