This Is Where Tennessee Ranked Among Worst States To Raise A Family

By Jason Hall

January 12, 2021

Tennessee is among the worst places to raise a family in the United States, according to a recent study.

WalletHub ranked the Volunteer State No. 39 for its list of the best and worst states to raise a family for 2021. The website said it considered career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or a general desire to change settings as factors in its rankings.

Tennessee had a 41.05 total score and ranked 24th in "family fun," 47th in "health & safety," 31st in "education & child care," 42nd in affordability," and 21st in "socio-economics."

New Mexico ranked as the worst state to raise a family, followed by Mississippi, West Virginia, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Massachusetts topped the list with a 60.88 total score and ranked ninth in "family fun," 10th in "health & safety," third in "education & child care," sixth in affordability," and 21st in "socio-economics."

Here is the full list per

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Minnesota
  3. North Dakota
  4. New York
  5. Vermont
  6. New Hampshire
  7. New Jersey
  8. Washington
  9. Connecticut
  10. Utah
  11. Nebraska
  12. Iowa
  13. South Dakota
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Colorado
  16. Illinois
  17. Virginia
  18. Maine
  19. Montana
  20. Hawaii
  21. Oregon
  22. Maryland
  23. Pennsylvania
  24. Rhode Island
  25. California
  26. Wyoming
  27. Missouri
  28. Texas
  29. Kansas
  30. Ohio
  31. Michigan
  32. Delaware
  33. Alaska
  34. Idaho
  35. Indiana
  36. Florida
  37. Kentucky
  38. North Carolina
  39. Tennessee
  40. Georgia
  41. Nevada
  42. Arizona
  43. South Carolina
  44. Alabama
  45. Arkansas
  46. Oklahoma
  47. Louisiana
  48. West Virginia
  49. Mississippi
  50. New Mexico

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