Top 5 States to Raise a Family

Every parent wants the best for their child, including the best environment in which to raise them. WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities in the country and ranked the best cities in the country for families. The criteria it used included family activities, fun, health, safety, education, childcare, affordability and socioeconomic environments.

We analyzed the top 50 cities to determine the top five states to raise a family. Ten states checked in with one city each, while Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota each landed two cities in the top 50. You can see WalletHub's complete city-by-city list and methodology here, but these five states separated themselves from the pack as the best states to raise a family.

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