As someone who just recently got married, I am always getting questions about when my husband and I will be expanding our family. While the answer is always the same, it is something that we think about and we have conversations about. I know in my mind I have a few concerns about bringing a life into the world at it's current state. However, that isn't necessarily the case for everyone.

Is New York State the best place to raise a family? Or are the other better states out there when it comes to that? WalletHub recently published their findings on that.

Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state. The reasons people choose to move are often similar: career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or a general desire to change settings. Wants and needs don’t always align in a particular state, though.

WalletHub compared the 50 states across 51 key indicators of family-friendliness. Their data set includes things like median annual family income to housing affordability to the unemployment rate.

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So, Where Does The Empire State Rank On The List?

Surprisingly, New York clocks in at number two on the list, behind the state of Massachusetts, for being the best place to raise a family.

So, what are your thoughts? Similarly, the worst place to raise a family in the US is Mississippi. Do you agree with New York being a top place to live?

Here's the top ten, let us know if there's a place you would rather go on our station app:

2New York61.81
6New Hampshire58.38
9North Dakota57.57
10New Jersey57.01

21 New York State Counties With The Most Horrendous Commute Times

Have you ever stopped and added up how much time you spend behind the wheel? What are the worst commute times for counties across New York State?

How bad do we REALLY have it in New York State when it comes to our commute times? According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the national average for a one-way commute to or from work is 26.9 minutes and 9.3% of workers nationwide have a one-way commute of 60 minutes or more. Here in New York State, the mean travel time to work in minutes for workers age 16 years+ between 2016-2020 was around 33.5 minutes.

Which counties across the state are the worst?

New York State's Top 20 Attractions

Are you truly a proud New York resident if you haven't visited these Top 20 attractions?

Attractions of America put together a list of some of the top attractions New York has to offer. Let’s explore some of the top attractions in New York State that you’ll have to add to your bucket list during your next visit. Keep track of how many you have already seen or been too. Which ones surprise you on this list? Text us on our app to let us know.

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