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WalletHub Study: South Carolina Is 2022’s 4th Worst State to Raise a Family

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Personal finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family and South Carolina was listed as the 4th worst in the country. The Palmetto State had a better ranking (8th) a year ago.

To determine the best states in which to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 51 key indicators of family-friendliness. The data set ranges from the median annual family income to housing affordability to the unemployment rate.

Raising a Family in South Carolina (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 43rd – % of Families with Young Children
  • 39th – Infant-Mortality Rate
  • 41st – Median Annual Family Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 44th – Violent Crimes per Capita
  • 39th – % of Families in Poverty
  • 23rd – Housing Affordability
  • 21st – Unemployment Rate
  • 34th – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 40th – Percentage of Residents Aged 12+ Who Are Fully Vaccinated

To see the full report, click here.

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