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Here are 2021’s best and worst states to raise a family, according to WalletHub. See how the Lone Star state ranks.

Sometimes you just need a fresh start in the new year. With families looking for just that once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, WalletHub released its report on 2021′s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family.
Sometimes you just need a fresh start in the new year. With families looking for just that once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, WalletHub released its report on 2021′s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. (Pixabay)

HOUSTON – Sometimes you just need a fresh start in the new year.

With families looking for just that once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, WalletHub 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.

Here is what raising a family in Texas looks like (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 2nd – % of Families with Young Children
  • 43rd – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family Income)
  • 17th – Infant-Mortality Rate
  • 24th – Median Annual Family Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 35th – Violent Crimes per Capita
  • 41st – % of Families in Poverty
  • 25th – Housing Affordability
  • 40th – Unemployment Rate
  • 26th – Separation & Divorce Rate

Click here to see how other states ranked.


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