If you're raising a child, here's why you want to live in NH
The best and worst places to raise children have been ranked and three New England states took the top three spots.
A study done by The Annie E. Casey Foundation used data from 2015 to create a ranking of the top states to raise children based on community, health, economic well-being, education and the well-being of children.
Using those categories and ranking each state within them the study was able to organize where, based on their data, the best place to raise a child is.
New Hampshire was named the overall best place to raise a child in the U.S. The states taking second and third place were Massachusetts and Vermont with the worst state to raise a child being Mississippi.
The study found that only 11 percent of New Hampshire children live in poverty compared to the 31 percewnt from the bottom ranked Mississippi.
New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont all had a very small percentage of teens who were not in school at 4 perent.
The only category that New Hampshire did not excel in was health, ranking 18th overall.
To find the full rankings and to explore the details behind them visit The Annie E. Casey Foundation website.