Massachusetts one of the nation’s top 10 states to raise a family

by Peter Thomas Ricci

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Massachusetts is one of the top states in the U.S. to raise a family, according to the latest ranking from WalletHub.

Looking at such factors as health and safety, education and child care, and access to fun family activities, WalletHub ranked Massachusetts at No. 6. The state’s schools and healthcare systems received top marks, although its housing was ranked the fifth-least affordable in the country.

Below, we’ve charted out the full top 10 in WalletHub’s rankings:

State Total Score Family Fun Rank Health/Safety Rank Education/Child Care Rank
North Dakota 65.81 13 7 7
New Hampshire 65.59 8 6 6
Vermont 65.24 35 1 2
Minnesota 65.22 30 5 10
Nebraska 64.18 5 13 20
Massachusetts 63.98 12 2 5
New Jersey 63.84 26 8 1
Iowa 63.25 9 15 13
Connecticut 62.93 15 3 4
South Dakota 62.7 1 14 30

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