North Dakota ranked seventh best state for having a baby, Minnesota third best

Photo by: WalletHub
Photo by: WalletHub

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota is one of the best states when it comes to starting a family in the U.S.

WalletHub has released its latest study, which ranks the best and worst states to have a baby. The peace garden state came in 7th best in the study, which took into account 32 key measures of cost, health care accessibility and baby-friendliness. The data set ranges from hospital conventional-delivery charges to annual average infant-care costs to pediatricians per capita.

Below are some subcategories where North Dakota shined. They include:

  • 3rd – Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
  • 1st – Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
  • 20th – Avg. Annual Cost of Early Child Care
  • 27th – Infant Mortality Rate
  • 8th – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
  • 19th – Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
  • 10th – Child-Care Centers per Capita
  • 11th – % of Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated

Minnesota actually came in as the third best state in the study. The best state to have a baby? Massachusetts. The worst? South Carolina.

For more information, and the full study, click here.