By Staff

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.

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Massachusetts came out on top, followed by Minnesota, North Dakota and New York. Vermont was fifth and New Hampshire ranked sixth.

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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.

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To see more on how they evaluated each state’s score, click here. Staff