Study: Wisconsin ranks #6 among best states in the nation to raise a family

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin is the sixth best state in the nation to raise a family, according to a new study by WalletHub.

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.

Below is a list of the top 10 best states in the nation to raise a family:

  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • New York
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • California

And alternatively, here are the 10 worst states for raising a family:

  • Nevada
  • Georgia
  • Arkansas
  • South Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Louisiana
  • West Virginia
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico

According to the study, Wisconsin’s overall score was 57.76 — with a 21 ranking for family fun, 14 for health and safety, 15 for education and child care, 4 for affordability and 11 for socio-economics.

The study notes that Wisconsin has the highest child care costs in the nation.

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