NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2021’s 7th best state to raise a family, according to a study done by WalletHub.
With families looking for a fresh start once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2021’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 52 key indicators of family-friendliness. The data set ranges from the median annual family income to housing affordability to the unemployment rate.
Raising a Family in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 16th – % of Families with Young Children
- 8th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family Income)
- 2nd – Infant-Mortality Rate
- 4th – Median Annual Family Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 5th – Violent Crimes per Capita
- 14th – % of Families in Poverty
- 24th – Unemployment Rate
- 3rd – Separation & Divorce Rate
- North Dakota
- New York
Here are the top 5 worst states to raise a family:
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
To see the full list, click here.