Minnesota Ranked in the Top 5 Best States to Have a Baby
A new survey from WalletHub ranks all 50 states plus Washington DC from the best to the worst states to have a baby. There are different factors that went into these rankings, and Minnesota ended up in the top 5! All of our neighboring states ranked pretty well too.
What Are the Factors that Went Into This Survey?
WalletHub looked at many different factors to determine these rankings. These factors include the cost to have a baby, annual infant-care costs, infant mortality rate, the number of midwives and OB-GYNs per capita, the number of pediatricians and family doctors per capita, and the number of child care centers per capita.
Where in the Top 5 Did Minnesota Rank?
Minnesota ranked really high on the list. We are one of the best states to have a baby according to this survey! Here are the top 5 best states to have a baby according to WalletHub:
4. New Hampshire
3. Washington DC
Minnesota ranked as the second-best state to have a baby. So if you plan to start a family here, you seem to have picked the right place.
Where Did Our Neighboring States Rank?
Overall our neighboring states also ranked pretty well. Wisconsin came in at 22, Iowa at 12, South Dakota at 27, and North Dakota ranked 6.
If you are having a baby soon and you are on the hunt for the perfect baby name, maybe I can inspire you a bit. Keep scrolling to see the most popular baby names in every state.