BOSTON (WHDH) - People looking for the best place to raise a healthy and stable family may want to check out Massachusetts.
WalletHub compared the 50 states across 51 key indicators of family-friendliness, ranging from median annual family income to housing affordability, and found that Mass. is the best state to raise a family.
The Bay State boasted the third-lowest infant mortality rate, the fifth-highest percentage of residents ages 12 years and older who are fully vaccinated, and the ninth-highest median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living).
Other New England states also ranked among the best places to raise a family, including Vermont (3), New Hampshire (6), Connecticut (7), and Rhode Island (11).
Mississippi, New Mexico, and Louisiana were named the worst places to raise a family.
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