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.