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Report: California among least affordable states to raise a family

Posted at 12:49 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 15:49:35-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new WalletHub report found that California is among the least affordable states in the country to raise a family.

Among the 50 states, California ranked last for housing affordability, 47th for median family salary (adjusted for cost of living) and 42nd for child care cost.

The Golden State may not be so golden for a decent percentage of families as it also ranked 29th for percentage of families in poverty.

But it’s not all bad news, California also ranked 12th for families with young kids and 11th for its separation and divorce rate.


Overall, California ranked 17th on the list.

Three of the top states to raise a family include Minnesota, Massachusetts and North Dakota.

Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico placed 48th, 49th and 50th respectively.

Check out the map below:

Source: WalletHub