Texas ranks 20th best in states to raise a family

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?From article by?Jan 8, 2018 | Richie Bernardo, Senior Writer, WalletHub
The state of Texas came in at #20 when WalletHub compared the 50 states in best states to raise a family. Top five states were all northern states – Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Vermont in that order. {{more: continue …}}
To determine the best states in which to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 42 key indicators of family-friendliness. The data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment rate.
The rest of the top ten includes Wisconsin, New York, Iowa, Nebraska and California. The bottom ten from 41-50 – Nevada, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Louisiana, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and New Mexico.

Raising a Family in Texas (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 2nd ? % of Families with Young Kids
  • 7th ? Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family Income)
  • 20th ? Infant-Mortality Rate
  • 20th ? Median Family Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 34th ? Violent-Crime Rate
  • 43rd ? % of Families in Poverty
  • 27th ? Housing Affordability
  • 23rd ? Unemployment Rate
  • 26th ? Separation & Divorce Rate

For the full report, visit: Best States to Raise a Family

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