Ken & Tess

Minnesota Rated As Best State To Raise A Family


Pretty decent way to start out the new year/decade, as Minnesota finds itself on the top of yet another list.

According to Wallethub, Minnesota is the best place to raise a family.

The personal finance site looked at 50 key factors like affordable housing, the qualities of local schools, the share of families raising young children and all the opportunities for fun and recreation.

When you add up all the points, the Gopher State had an overall score of 63.71 out of 100, racking up in the most points in health and safety, socioeconomic rank, and education and childcare.

The top 10 list looks like this

  1. Minnesota
  2. Massachusetts
  3. North Dakota
  4. Vermont
  5. New Hampshire
  6. New York
  7. New Jersey
  8. Nebraska
  9. Connecticut
  10. Washington

As far as the worst, New Mexico landed on top, followed by Mississippi and Louisiana. After traveling out west over the holiday’s and having relatives in both the South and East. Wallethub, in my opinion…nailed this one! We are lucky, Cold and all.