Special Report

Best and Worst States to Raise a Family

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45. Arkansas
> WalletHub score: 34.83
> Top metric: Socio-economics (#33 best in the nation)
> Families: 755,305 — 19th lowest

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44. Alabama
> WalletHub score: 36.33
> Top metric: Affordability (#25 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,237,883 — 24th highest

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43. South Carolina
> WalletHub score: 37.97
> Top metric: Socio-economics (#27 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,286,326 — 23rd highest

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42. Arizona
> WalletHub score: 38.22
> Top metric: Family Fun (#12 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,740,704 — 14th highest

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41. Nevada
> WalletHub score: 38.52
> Top metric: Family Fun (#4 best in the nation)
> Families: 723,755 — 17th lowest