BOSTON (CBS) – The best state to raise a family in America is Massachusetts, according to a new report.
WalletHub compared all 50 states using what they said were “five key dimensions” – family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socio-economics.READ MORE: 'It Was A Nightmare,' Salem Father, Daughter Back Home After COVID Puts Both In ICU
Massachusetts came out on top, followed by Minnesota, North Dakota and New York. Vermont was fifth and New Hampshire ranked sixth.READ MORE: Market Basket 'Stole The Number 3 Position From Trader Joe's' In New Grocery Retailer Rankings
New Mexico was last.
The study was based on 52 metrics. WalletHub said Massachusetts did well in the areas of parental leave, public school quality and children’s hospitals per capita.MORE NEWS: Happy 20th Birthday To The Snow Bowl -- Or The Tuck Rule Game, Depending On Your Perspective
To see more on how they evaluated each state’s score, click here.