The 10 Best (And Worst) States to Raise a Family

When the new year rolls around, who doesn’t have a fresh start on their mind? Although that means something different for everyone (if you’re like us, maybe that means no more donuts), many parents begin to feel the itch around January to relocate their family in search of better schools, commute, you name it.

Well, according to WalletHub’s latest study on 2017’s Best and Worst States to Raise a Family, there are a few states that rank higher than the rest of the country. The study took into account rankings for Family FunHealth and SafetyEducation and ChildcareAffordability, and Socioeconomics and here is what they found.

Best States for Families

North Dakota
New Hampshire
Vermont
Minnesota
Nebraska
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Iowa
Connecticut
South Dakota

Worst States for Families

Alabama
West Virginia
Georgia
Arizona
Alaska
Nevada
Louisiana
District of Columbia
Mississippi
New Mexico


For the complete list of Best and Worst States to Raise a Family, head over to WalletHub or make a plan to start fresh and on top of it all with these 8 Planners to Help You Stay Organized in the New Year.

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Kaitlyn Kirby is the founder and editor in chief of Mini Magazine.

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