Top 10 Best States to Raise a Family Includes Minnesota and Iowa
Turns out, Minnesota and Iowa both are great states to raise a family! This is according to a new study that ranked each state from best to worst places to have a family. Thankfully, like I said, Minnesota and Iowa ranked highly so we don't have to worry about that. But how high did we rank?
In order to rank the states, the factors that were taken into account in the study, which was done by WalletHub, include Family Fun, Health and Safety, Education and Child Care, Affordability, and Socioeconomics.
10 Worst States to Raise a Family
First, let's check out the 10 worst states to raise a family according to this study.
46. South Carolina
48. West Virginia
49. New Mexico
10 Best States to Raise a Family
Now let's see how well Minnesota and Iowa ranked! Spoiler: Minnesota ranked higher than Iowa.
7. New Jersey
6. New Hampshire
4. North Dakota
3. New York
Look at that, Minnesota comes in at number 2! And Iowa came in at number 9 which is nothing to scoff at.
It's always nice to see studies like this that rank Minnesota and Iowa highly. It makes me feel good about where I live.
Of course, each place, no matter how high the state ranks as a whole, has its spots where things aren't as good. They're not as good of a place to live as other parts of the state. Keep scrolling for the most dangerous places to live in Minnesota.