Wednesday, January 20

Study: New York Is 2021’s 4th Best State to Raise a Family


Happy New Year! With families looking for a fresh start once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, the personal-finance website WalletHub today 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 York (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 7th – Infant-Mortality Rate
  • 26th – Violent Crimes per Capita
  • 16th – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 5th – Share of Uninsured Children
  • 6th – Property Crimes per Capita


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