Thursday, August 25, 2011

According to Realtor.org: 10 Best States for Kids to Live!

10 Best States for Children
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 22, 2011

Which states rank the highest as best places for children to live? The 2011 Kids Count Data Book by The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently ranked 50 U.S. states based on social, health, and economic factors affecting children. Each state was given a score based on such factors as infant mortality rates, child and teen death rate, percentage of children in school, and the number of children below the poverty line and in single-parent families.

Here are the 10 states that emerged as the best for children:

1. New Hampshire

2. Minnesota

3. Massachusetts

4. Vermont

5. New Jersey

6. Connecticut

7. Utah

8. Iowa

9. Nebraska

10. North Dakota

See what other states made it on the top — and bottom — of the list.

Ranking the worst of the 50 states? Mississippi.

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