WalletHub: Rhode Island is 2019’s 9th Best State to raise a family

With fresh starts in mind – hiring is up with the lowest unemployment rate in close to fifty years yet single-family housing starts are on a slight downward trend, for instance – the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family.

To determine the best states in which to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 49 key indicators of family-friendliness. The data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment rate.

Raising a Family in Rhode Island (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 18th – Infant-Mortality Rate
  • 9th – Violent-Crime Rate
  • 25th – % of Families in Poverty
  • 30th – Unemployment Rate
  • 9th – Share of Uninsured Children
Source: WalletHub

The top state in the nation to raise a family? That would be Minnesota, our neighbors in Massachusetts landed at #2.

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For the full report, visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-to-raise-a-family/31065/


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