Best, worst states to raise a family and where Tri-State ranks
The finance website released its list of the best and worst states to raise a family.
Massachusetts ranked first overall with New Hampshire third and Vermont fifth.
The survey compared all 50 states based on 42 key indicators like the unemployment rate, housing affordability, median family salary and child care costs.
Minnesota and North Dakota also ranked in the top five.
Ohio was number 23. Indiana and Kentucky were in the bottom half of the rankings with the Hoosier State at number 30 and the Bluegrass State seven spots lower. Only three states have a higher percentage of families in poverty than Kentucky.
The bottom five states were Louisiana, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and New Mexico.