Nevada Near The Bottom Of New Survey On Best Place To Have A Baby

Northeast Fares Best, Southeast Worst

Mitch Kelly
August 13, 2019 - 6:17 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The state of Nevada scores poorly on a new survey that ranks the best and worst states to raise a child.

The survey from the financial website WalletHub looked at 30 key measure of cost and health care accessibility, as well as baby and family friendliness.

Overall, Nevada ranked as the 8th worst (or, more optimistically, the 44th best) place to raise a child.

Hurting the Silver State most in the rankings were low marks for ‘family friendliness’, high hospital delivery charges, and the number of pediatricians per capita.

5 of the top ten states in the survey are New England states (with Vermont topping the rankings), while states in the southeast dominated the bottom (with Mississippi at the bottom).

For a look at the study, click here.