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There are a ton of perks that come with living with kids in New Jersey. You may have even moved here specifically to raise a family. And it turns out it’s one of the best states to do it in the country.

WalletHub, a personal finance site, just released its rankings for 2020’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. The list ranks all 50 states based on 50 indicators of family-friendliness, including number of fun family attractions, hospital quality, childcare cost, housing affordability and job opportunities.

NJ ranked 7th overall, following New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, North Dakota, Massachusetts and the top pick, Minnesota. The Garden State also placed third for both median family salary and separation and lowest divorce rate, plus sixth for rates of both lowest infant mortality and violent crime. When it came to childcare costs, which were adjusted for median family income by state, NJ ranked 8th. New Jersey also came in 11th for lowest percentage of families in poverty.

For more info, see the full online report.

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