If you think Florida is
paradise for families, you might have a change of mind after the release of a
WalletHub, which conducts studies on
personal finance, has released a study that shows Florida is the 12th
worst state to raise children, with its many retirees and its high divorce
Florida has the second-highest divorce
rate in the country, contributing to the survey’s findings. Also, since there
are so many retirees in Florida, the state has the fewest number of families
with children than any other.
When judging whether a state is good for
raising children, the survey took into account infant mortality, unemployment,
poverty, two parent households, childcare costs, violent crime, and housing
affordability. In these categories, Florida ranked 27th in infant
mortality rate, 29th in the unemployment
rate, 34th in families living in poverty, 37th of
two-parent households, 40th in violent crime rates, 42nd
in housing affordability, and 45th in the cost of childcare.
But in the end, this is only a survey, and
doesn’t take into account the views of the children who actually grow up here.