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Georgia Is 2019’s 10th Worst State to Raise a Family

Hiring is up, unemployment rates are down, but even still – people struggle to raise their families.

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The personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family after comparing 50 states across 49 key indicators of family-friendliness. The data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment rate.

Georgia came in near the top of the list for ‘worst places to raise a family’ — No. 10.

Raising a Family in Georgia (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

*     45th – Infant-Mortality Rate
*     27th – Median Family Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
*     25th – Violent-Crime Rate
*     43rd – % of Families in Poverty
*     25th – Housing Affordability
*     35th – Unemployment Rate
*     35th – Separation & Divorce Rate

Source: WalletHub


The 10 best places were named as follows:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Massachusetts
  3. North Dakota
  4. Vermont
  5. New Hampshire
  6. New York
  7. Wisconsin
  8. New Jersey
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Nebraska

You can read the full study here.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for

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1 Comment

  1. Nelda Smith

    February 14, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    THIS IS A DEMONCRAT LIE. FAKE NEWS. Get rid of the Demoncrats, Georgia will be near perfect! I raised 18 children in Georgia and they all received good college educations…I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

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