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
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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