To determine the best states to raise a family in 2022, WalletHub looked at family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socio-economics across all states. Each of these metrics were ranked out of 50 and each state was given an overall score out of 100 points.
Overall, the Empire State received a total score of 61.11. It ranked second in family fun, ninth for health and safety, 14th for education and child care, sixth for affordability and 46th for socio-economics.
According to the report, when it comes to affordable housing, New York ranks 48th. The state also has the fifth lowest infant mortality rate.
Top 10 best states to raise a family
- New York
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey