WalletHub: Arkansas 6th worst state to raise a family in 2021

WalletHub: Arkansas 6th worst state to raise a family in 2021
The evaluation of best and worst states to raise was looked at across 52 key indicators of family friendliness, ranging from unemployment rate, separation and divorce rate, and child-care costs.

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -When it comes to the state of Arkansas, there wasn’t a lot of positive reviews regarding the quality of life and raising a family.

According to a report from WalletHub, Arkansas is the 45th best state to raise a family in the United States in 2021.

Source: WalletHub

To help determine the best states to raise the family, WalletHub compared all 50 states across 52 key indicators of family-friendliness

The data set ranged from several issues, like housing affordability, the median annual income, and the unemployment rate.

Arkansas ranked 47th in violent crimes per capita, 48th in infant mortality rate, and 39th in median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living).

The separation and divorce rates ranked 45th, the unemployment rate ranked 30th and 27th in the percentage of families with young children.

Some of Arkansas’s neighboring states fared better on the list, but not by much. Missouri ranked 27th, while Tennessee was ranked 39th.

Massachusetts ranked first, while New Mexico finished last.

To read the full report from WalletHub, you can click here.

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