In this week’s Map Monday, we consider the best and worst states for women by considering a study recently released by WalletHub, a personal finance website, which considered median earnings for female workers to women’s preventive health care to female homicide rate for a total of 24 metrics on the 50 states and D.C.

Let’s look by state:

Source: WalletHub

The top 10 states are:

RANK

1

STATE

Minnesota

TOTAL SCORE

79.34

SOCIO/ECONOMIC SCORE

1

SAFETY

3

2Massachusetts73.0151
3North Dakota70.27211
4District of Columbia69.7249
5New York68.9685
6Connecticut68.34142
7Maine68.12316
8Colorado66.97613
9Hawaii66.95154
10Vermont65.27

The worst states were ranked as:

40Missouri46.953839
41Arizona46.474531
42Texas45.674438
43New Mexico45.394140
44Idaho44.424830
45West Virginia44.294244
46Oklahoma40.624350
47Alabama39.994746
48Arkansas37.564651
49South Carolina36.445147
50Mississippi36.264949
51Louisiana36.255048

The Peach State came in at #39.

Other key facts:

Best vs. Worst

*     The District of Columbia has the highest median earnings for female workers (adjusted for cost of living), $34,417, which is 1.5 times higher than in California, the lowest at $22,508.

*     The District of Columbia has the highest share of women who voted in the 2016 presidential election, 77.2 percent, which is 1.6 times higher than in Hawaii, the lowest at 49.3 percent.

*     New Hampshire has the lowest share of women living in poverty, 8.9 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 23.5 percent.

*     Alaska has the highest share of women-owned businesses, 22.87 percent, which is 1.6 times higher than in South Dakota, the lowest at 14.04 percent.

*     Massachusetts has the lowest female uninsured rate, 2.3 percent, which is 7.6 times lower than in Texas, the highest at 17.5 percent.

See the rest of the study here.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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