A new survey from WalletHub ranks all 50 states plus Washington DC from the best to the worst states to have a baby. There are different factors that went into these rankings, and Minnesota ended up in the top 5! All of our neighboring states ranked pretty well too.

What Are the Factors that Went Into This Survey?

WalletHub looked at many different factors to determine these rankings. These factors include the cost to have a baby, annual infant-care costs, infant mortality rate, the number of midwives and OB-GYNs per capita, the number of pediatricians and family doctors per capita, and the number of child care centers per capita.

Where in the Top 5 Did Minnesota Rank?

Minnesota ranked really high on the list. We are one of the best states to have a baby according to this survey! Here are the top 5 best states to have a baby according to WalletHub:

5. Vermont
4. New Hampshire
3. Washington DC
2. Minnesota
1. Massachusetts

Minnesota ranked as the second-best state to have a baby. So if you plan to start a family here, you seem to have picked the right place.

Where Did Our Neighboring States Rank?

Overall our neighboring states also ranked pretty well. Wisconsin came in at 22, Iowa at 12, South Dakota at 27, and North Dakota ranked 6.

Source: WalletHub

If you are having a baby soon and you are on the hunt for the perfect baby name, maybe I can inspire you a bit. Keep scrolling to see the most popular baby names in every state.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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