Special Report

Best and Worst States to Raise a Family

50. New Mexico
> WalletHub score: 28.95
> Top metric: Family Fun (#38 best in the nation)
> Families: 496,961 — 15th lowest

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49. Mississippi
> WalletHub score: 29.70
> Top metric: Affordability (#35 best in the nation)
> Families: 718,382 — 16th lowest

48. West Virginia
> WalletHub score: 33.83
> Top metric: Socio-economics (#29 best in the nation)
> Families: 470,472 — 13th lowest

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47. Louisiana
> WalletHub score: 33.83
> Top metric: Family Fun (#19 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,113,831 — 25th lowest

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46. Oklahoma
> WalletHub score: 34.49
> Top metric: Socio-economics (#37 best in the nation)
> Families: 975,754 — 23rd lowest