Special Report

Best and Worst States to Raise a Family

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25. California
> WalletHub score: 49.57
> Top metric: Family Fun (#1 best in the nation)
> Families: 8,972,643 — the highest

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24. Rhode Island
> WalletHub score: 49.78
> Top metric: Affordability (#3 best in the nation)
> Families: 249,987 — 7th lowest

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23. Pennsylvania
> WalletHub score: 49.94
> Top metric: Affordability (#7 best in the nation)
> Families: 3,228,224 — 5th highest

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22. Maryland
> WalletHub score: 50.36
> Top metric: Affordability (#12 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,462,070 — 20th highest

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21. Oregon
> WalletHub score: 51.12
> Top metric: Health & Safety (#6 best in the nation)
> Families: 1,021,588 — 24th lowest