The Best & Worst States for Single Parents to Raise Kids in the U.S.! by 30Seconds Mom

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The Best & Worst States for Single Parents to Raise Kids in the U.S.!

New Jersey is the best state for single parents to raise children, according to a GOBankingRates study. Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and surrounding southern states offer the least support and financial security for single parents. Here are highlights of the study results:

Best States for Single Parents to Raise Children

  • New Jersey: Median Household Income $72,093 (third-highest in the nation).
  • Rhode Island: Median Household Income is $56,852.
  • Michigan: Average home listing price and grocery costs are among the lowest in the nation.
  • Washington: No state income tax allows single parents to keep more of their pay.
  • Illinois: Fourth-lowest employee contribution amount for employer-sponsored family health coverage.

Worst States for Single Parents to Raise Children

  • Florida: Low median household income at $47,507.
  • Mississippi: Lowest median household income in the nation at $39,665.
  • Alabama: Fourth-highest family health coverage costs - $5,606.
  • South Carolina: Ninth-lowest median household income at $45,483.
  • North Carolina: 10th-lowest median household income at $46,868.

For full study results and more details on methodology, visit Best and Worst States for Single Parents to Raise a Family.

Photo: New Jersey skyline on the Hudson River

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Glad to see Illinois on the list. Thanks for the helpful info!

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