Special Report

Best and Worst States to Raise a Family

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5. Vermont
> WalletHub score: 59.16
> Top metric: Health & Safety (#1 best in the nation)
> Families: 156,153 — 2nd lowest

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4. New York
> WalletHub score: 59.80
> Top metric: Family Fun (#2 best in the nation)
> Families: 4,636,356 — 4th highest

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3. North Dakota
> WalletHub score: 60.10
> Top metric: Socio-economics (#1 best in the nation)
> Families: 189,509 — 4th lowest

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2. Minnesota
> WalletHub score: 60.57
> Top metric: Health & Safety (#5 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,401,623 — 22nd highest

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1. Massachusetts
> WalletHub score: 60.88
> Top metric: Education & Child Care (#3 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,665,005 — 16th highest