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