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Is raising a family in Louisiana really that bad? It is if you believe the results of this nationwide study.

Is Louisiana really that bad of a place to raise a family?

According to the experts at Wallethub, Louisiana is the 6th worst state to raise a family in the entire United States.

How does Louisiana compare to other states when it comes to raising a family?

Sadly, Texas (28th) ranks better than Louisiana (45th) when it comes to raising families. However, Arkansas (46th) isn't doing any better than we are and Mississippi (49th) is even worse. compared all 50 states across 50 metrics regarding family-friendliness, including family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability, and socio-economics.

Where does Louisiana fall short when it comes to raising families?

When you break it down, Louisiana ranks 13th in the study when it comes to family fun. We can live with that, but we ranked 46th when it comes to health and safety and that seems to be a real problem we're facing as a state. Louisiana ranked 46th for education and child care, 37th for affordability, and 49th when it came to socio-economics. Education and socio-economics are directly tied to each other, which also doesn't help us when it comes to health and safety. Our leadership has its work cut out for them.

Here's the breakdown of the data from if you want to compare Louisiana to other states in our region.

Source: WalletHub


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