WalletHub has named Minnesota as the fourth best state to raise a family in 2022. The rankings were based on five key indicators: health and safety, education and child care, affordability, socioeconomics, and family fun. Minnesota scored highest in health and safety (#9), affordability (#9), and socioeconomic (#7) categories.
In addition to being ranked fourth overall, Minnesota was also ranked first for having the highest median family salary and second for having the lowest percentage of families living in poverty. Iowa was ranked 11th and Wisconsin 14th overall.