Arizona is the ninth worst state in the nation to put down family roots, according to a new study by WalletHub. The personal finance website 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 Arizona (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 33rd – % of Families with Young Children
- 26th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family Income)
- 20th – Infant-Mortality Rate
- 42nd – Median Annual Family Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 41st – Violent Crimes per Capita
- 38th – % of Families in Poverty
- 40th – Housing Affordability
- 27th – Unemployment Rate
- 41st – Separation & Divorce Rate
Massachusetts ranked number 1 in the study and New Mexico came in last.
In order to determine the best states to raise a family, WalletHub compared the 50 states across five key dimensions: 1) Family Fun, 2) Health & Safety, 3) Education & Child Care, 4) Affordability and 5) Socio-economics.
See the full study here.