NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2022’s 10th best state to raise a family, according to a study done by WalletHub.
With around 11% of Americans having moved during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2022’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 51 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)
- 5th – Infant-Mortality Rate
- 3rd – Median Annual Family Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 5th – Violent Crimes per Capita
- 14th – % of Families in Poverty
- 3rd – Separation & Divorce Rate
- 8th – Percentage of Residents Aged 12+ Who Are Fully Vaccinated
- New York
Here are the top 5 worst states to raise a family:
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
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