See the place NY is among the finest and worst states to begin a household with

If you’re looking to raise a family and live in New York, you live in one of the great locations in the country, according to a new study.

A WalletHub survey of the best and worst states for families ranked all 50 states on how hospitable they are to families. Factors considered include family fun, health and safety, education and childcare, affordability, and socio-economics.

New York was ranked fourth nationwide, with high marks for education and family fun.

The worst place to raise a child is in New Mexico, according to the study. The state had some of the lowest scores of any country in education, socio-economy, and health and safety.

The other two states that round off the top three worst states to raise a family are Mississippi and West Virginia.

In addition to the overall ranking, WalletHub provided data on which states have the highest median family income (Minnesota) and which have the lowest (New York).

The state with the cheapest family housing was Iowa, while the state with the least was California.

The study also found that Massachusetts has one of the highest childcare costs in the nation. Only three other states pay more for childcare than Massachusetts – California, New Mexico, and Nebraska.

Massachusetts also has one of the lowest child mortality rates in the nation (New Hampshire has the lowest in the US).

To read the full report, visit WalletHub online.

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