Personal finance website WalletHub has placed Massachusetts at No. 2 in their recent rundown, “2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family.”
The report compared the 50 states across 49 indicators of family-friendliness including quality of public schools, affordable housing, child care costs, crime and divorce rates to rank them in order from best to worst to raise a healthy, stable family.
Among the highlights for living in Massachusetts include having the third lowest infant mortality rate and the 12th lowest percentage of families in poverty, according to the study.
However, the Bay State did reportedly have the fourth highest child care costs based on median family income.
Minnesota was the only state to best the Bay State, earning the top spot overall. The Land of 10,000 Lakes boasts the highest adjusted median family salary and the third lowest divorce rate.